Andrew Lloyd Webber has his say about the Cats movie - and it's not nice

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Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has called the 2019 movie adaption of his hit musical Cats "ridiculous".
  • The film was directed by Tom Hopper and had an A-list cast including Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba.
  • The musical won six awards at the Golden Raspberry Awards and was named Worst Picture of the Year.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has finally had his say about the 2019 movie adaptation of his hit musical Cats.

The film directed by Tom Hopper had an A-list ensemble cast including Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Ian McKellen.

Film critics lambasted the movie calling it "obscene", "absurd", and an "ugly stray". It was a box office flop; with a budget of $100 million it only grossed $74 million.

In an interview with the UK's Sunday Times Sir Andrew said: "The whole thing was ridiculous," reports Entertainment Weekly.

"The problem with the film was that Tom Hooper decided, as he had with Les Mis, that he didn't want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show."

The legendary composer collaborated with Taylor Swift on an original song, Beautiful Ghosts which was featured in the film and the end credits.

Cats won six Razzies at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards, which is a parody award show that honours the worst of cinematic under-achievements.

READ MORE | 'Cats' named worst picture at the Razzie awards

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