Amazing what breed controversy nowadays. Cats is a Broadway show that has been around since before Thundercats was on television. I mean the original, so it’s been around at least since I’ve been a kid. The movie has brought about two bits of controversy. The first comes from people upset that the half-black woman (who is also half-white) who is playing the character of Victoria The White Cat was given all white fur, claiming it’s whitewashing for a white cat to be a white cat even if not played by a white woman. Despite everybody having fur that isn’t the color of the performer’s skin and the play the movie is based on probably being older than she is. This article goes into more detail.
Meanwhile, the other controversy is that a play known for really great make-up effects for a stage play has gone CG (although apparently there is some actual costume work here) for the movie and the problems that causes. The Corridor Crew did a video that includes the problems with the CG and the costumes plus some further VFX reactions. Since the article link above opens in a new window you can read that and watch this.
Why not just use the same makeup as the play? It always looked good in the ads. They look more like Thundercats than actual cats. And no, I don’t think a Thundercats movie would be a good idea given the current Hollywood mindset. It would be a terrible movie and a worse adaptation. History bares that out.
So a little extra this morning for you.