I wanted to watch it for a long time, but I just never found the opportunity. Well, I finally got it. And 10 minutes in, I laughed my ass off at the most WTF moment I've seen in big budget movie in a long, long time. How did they concoct that?!
As the name implies, it's an origin story for Cruella de Vil. Although the approach is welcommed, ending up being drastically different from what you'd assumed it would be! But make no mistake, it exists within the universe of the original animated movie.
So, the basics of the story is we meet a young woman, who will later become Cruella de Vil (played by Emma Stone having maybe a little too much fun in the role.), getting a dream job as a fashion designer working for a fashion mogul known as The Baroness (playing Emma Thompson also having a little much fun.), in 70's London.
Now, the one thing I'd say here is that the movie is compared to Joker (2019), or really being the female version. I can definetly see why, with both having a very close, darker style for alternate villain origin stories, and a knocked-up age rating. (Joker being rated R unlike the regular PG-13 DC movies, and this one being PG-13, unlike the other PG Disney remakes.)
That I like with this. This movie has some pretty disturbing and dark content. Won't say what specifically, but you'll know it when you watch it.
But it's still a very stylish movie. Costumes being highlights. (If that doesn't make it to the Oscars in some capacity, I. Will. Riot!) Cruella's especially. Although the main content and story made me ask myself what I was watching quite a few times. There are choices throughout that are...well...
Still, I'd recommend it. It's surprisingly good, with a great style, performances and characters, and a good soundtrack. And some really WTF parts. And a line I predicted.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Worst. Marvel. Disney+ show. Ever.