I like Stoller (he co-wrote two very funny Muppet movies!), and thought he was really improving as a filmmaker with the NEIGHBORS series, but he seems very attached to his "oops I guess this character from the massive ensemble was mostly cut out maybe?" style of directing.
All are equal here. Judi Dench is no better at acting than Taylor Swift. Jennifer Hudson is no more effective at singing than Rebel Wilson. Ian McKellen has no more dignity than Jason Derulo. For possibly the first time in cinematic history, James Corden is no more of a nuisance than anyone else on screen. All brought to the same level. All Cats.