Some characters wear clothes and others do not. This is not a problem. What is a problem is the very weird sense it gives of who is “naked” and who isn’t. Also, many of the costumes worn by clothed characters seem to be fur coats made from their own hides. Rebel Wilson zips herself in and out of a fursuit of her character’s entire skin more than once.
Some characters have teleportation powers, but the movie does not give a shit and just teleports the whole cast around wherever and whenever it wants, MTV style.
Sir Ian’s performance suggests he was kidnapped and forced to perform at gunpoint. The audience could not contain itself whenever he came onscreen.
Conversely, everyone seemed to know that we WERE NOT TO LAUGH AT Jeniffer Hudson, and the whole theater would go real quiet whenever she came out.
Multiple characters fly and levitate ala Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain.
For the sheer amount of erect tails everywhere there is a distinct lack of butthole.
The scale of the characters changes from shot to shot. Sometimes this is intentional.
Mice with human faces are eaten. Cockroaches with human faces are eaten. Everyone is the correct scale for these things to happen.
There is near constant ballet. The trailer did not prepare me for this. This actually helps, since it reminds your brain that everyone is supposed to look like a ken doll. But also, they've taken that musical adage and rearranged it to: if you can’t sing it, dance it with cat moves, and when you can’t take it anymore, bust out the ballet.
Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler seems to have decided that “cats put their leg up in the air” and had each actor workshop their own version of this. Judy Dench’s routine got a pretty big laugh.
So there are probably ghost dancers in this for some sequences. So, we’re watching a computer painted dancer, with another performer’s head pasted on, and then that head is computer painted over with a cat head.
The unceasing fat jokes were unpleasant.
Judy Dench’s fourth wall break (not once, not twice, DO IT AGAIN) took everyone by surprise and got one of biggest laughs of the show. Just do something first or something OH GOD SHE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT US.
Someone named Sarah Dowling was paid to be a Cat Movement Specialist for this and got placed before the actors in the credits.
There are at LEAST 5 minutes worth of overcooked takes of reaction closeups, that you can still almost hear the director yelling “hoooooooold iiiiiiiiiiit” from his chair in video village in.