Westworld and Frozen 2 actor Evan Rachel Wood has torn apart Tom Hooperâ€™s movie adaptation of Cats as â€œmaybe the worst thing I have ever seenâ€ in a scathing review on social media.
The star filmed herself reacting to the musical on Instagram, posting a video in which she repeatedly screamed â€œwhat the f***?â€ in disbelief at the bizarre adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber show.
Hooperâ€™s movie is one of the worst-reviewed films in years, attracting just 18% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and receivingÂ an unprecedented â€œzero starsâ€ score from Daily Telegraph critic Tim Robey.
Wood later elaborated in a since-deleted tweet, in which she wrote that the film was â€œactually worse than I thought it would be, and I already thought it would be horribleâ€.
The 32-year-old added: â€œI am actually speechless. Why would you change the choreography? I…am SPEECHLESS.
â€œItâ€™s not the castâ€™s fault. Itâ€™s…maybe the worst thing I have ever seen. Ever.â€
The glittering ensemble includes Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, as well as newcomer Francesca Hayward in the lead role.
Wood repeated her defence of the cast onÂ Instagram, saying the film made a mistake by changing the â€œiconic choreographyâ€ of the stage musical and that it was a â€œlet downâ€ for the theatre community.
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The actor admitted that she herself has been in bad films and that â€œno one is immuneâ€ to things going wrong.
She eventually deleted her Twitter review, replacing it with a tweet in which she expressed sympathy for the â€œinnocentâ€ actors and dancers who she does not believe to be at fault for the film.
I stand by my review, but I deleted it because I dont want people to think it was aimed at the actors/dancers. They are probably getting enough negative feedback from the film. Which is a shame. They were so innocent.
â€” #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) December 27, 2019
The backlash to Cats has been brewing since theÂ first trailer attracted derision on social media, provokingÂ major changes to the appearance of the central characters, achieved via â€œdigital fur technologyâ€.
Hooper has revealed that he only completed the movie on the morning of its world premiere, with revisions to the CGI taking the project down to the wire.
In addition to the negative reviews,Â Cats has struggled at the box office, while even starÂ James Corden has confessed he hasnâ€™t seen the movie.
At least one of the movieâ€™s cast is on board though, with Jason Derulo heaping praise on the film as a â€œdeportation to another dimensionâ€, adding toÂ TMZÂ that â€œreviews donâ€™t matterâ€.
Well, at least heâ€™s happy.