Lukewarm 74% so far.
“Cruella “ Reviews
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 24, 2021 5:58 PM|
I hope it’s available for home rental on Friday. If so, I’ll be watching from home with my popcorn and licorice (and booze).
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 26, 2021 3:03 PM|
On some of the ads for the film, Stone looks like Eva Green.,
Green would have been a MUCH better Cruella. But she's not a star alas...
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 26, 2021 3:03 PM|
Emma is no Glenn.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 26, 2021 3:24 PM|
Does Glenn have a cameo? She can use all the work she can get, after all. Hopefully someone “threw her a bone.”
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 26, 2021 4:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 26, 2021 8:13 PM|
That rating would be much lower if it were not for outright bribery.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 26, 2021 8:23 PM|
Better rating than Glenn’s version.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 26, 2021 8:27 PM|
R1: It will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access on May 28th.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 26, 2021 8:33 PM|
Will this prove whether or not Emma Stone is a bankable star?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 26, 2021 8:33 PM|
I ain’t risking covid for Emma Stone. Hard pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 26, 2021 9:18 PM|
Bound to be another Wicked!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 26, 2021 9:21 PM|
That movie looks awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 26, 2021 9:23 PM|
74% is pretty good, not "lukewarm".
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 26, 2021 9:24 PM|
I see, R8, premiere access on the 28th in Canuckistan is $35. Think I’ll be looking for a torrent on the 29th. *Allegedly* looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 26, 2021 11:37 PM|
I like Stone and think she's talented. More versatile and funnier than, say, Jennifer Lawrence.
That said, this project looks and feels unnecessary. It could be silly campy fun, but it probably won't even be that--gays of a certain age are NOT the target audience here.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 26, 2021 11:48 PM|
Disney manipulates the scores shamelessly.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 27, 2021 12:06 AM|
Will there be lots of dead puppies?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 27, 2021 12:16 AM|
You couldn’t pay me to watch this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 27, 2021 12:18 AM|
I will probably go to the theater to see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 27, 2021 12:21 AM|
OMG!!! This is funny, witty, hilarious!!! Emma Stone and Emma Thompson really brought the house down!!!!
The funniest movie I saw in this horrible year!!! Better than all Netflix shitshows in 2020 and 2021!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 28, 2021 10:22 AM|
The movie gives more insight into the fashion industry, much more than HALSTON ever could. hahahahahahahahahaha
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 28, 2021 10:53 AM|
I don't trust early reviews at all since Wonder Woman 1984. Its early reviews were featured on Twitter before the movie came out, and every reviewer called it things like "transcendent," said it dealt with sophisticated themes that elevated the genre, it was the best movie of the year, an Oscar contender, etc. I liked the first movie and was excited.
Then the movie turned out to be about a magic wishing rock and it had a totally unnecessary extra hour of boring action sequences. It's almost bad enough to call a disaster.
SO MANY pre-release reviews from critics lavished it with praise, and then after it was released the score dropped like a stone in a wishing well. It seems like the reviewers had to have been bribed somehow, and like it may have been agreed upon for the sake of getting people to go back to movies during the pandemic. It really backfired for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 28, 2021 11:10 AM|
Stop your annoying kvetching and just watch it, fat ho R22. This shit is really good, bitchily, cuntily outrageous. Love love love it.
Hope both Emmas get nominated for the Oscars next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 28, 2021 11:26 AM|
What are the puppies of choice in this outing, Irish Setters?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 28, 2021 12:30 PM|
R23 are you drunk?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 28, 2021 12:52 PM|
G, you know what? This is how two Oscar-winning actresses do wonder to the dreadful original.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 28, 2021 1:46 PM|
I was the original, you fools, you idiots!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 28, 2021 2:11 PM|
I wouldn't say anything if I were you, R26, after what you did to [italic]Into the Woods[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 28, 2021 2:16 PM|
Apparently, the film is fun, but the script is a mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 28, 2021 2:20 PM|
There's no reason this needs to be more than 90 minutes, never mind over two hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 28, 2021 2:21 PM|
[quote]but the script is a mess.
How is this allowed?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 28, 2021 2:32 PM|
No one at Disney can tell a good script from a bad script anymore. All they can tell is "ooh, pwetty cowors" and make the soundtrack as loud and bombastic as possible. Their recent musicals are autotuned abortions.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 28, 2021 2:33 PM|
[quote]and make the soundtrack as loud and bombastic as possible
With singers who don’t annunciate.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 28, 2021 2:38 PM|
Even Helen Reddy could do that, R33, since they invoked "I Am Woman" in the trailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 28, 2021 2:40 PM|
It should even be a mini-series!!!!! The movie flew by, 134 minutes was too short!!! Yes, I know some eldergays can't hold their piss longer than 90 minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 28, 2021 2:43 PM|
Some of the most popular and successful movies of all-time are longer than this, R35. But they have enough story to justify that kind of length and this does not.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 28, 2021 2:50 PM|
OMG! Glenn was an executive producer! It must have killed her to see Emma killing this role!!!
Well, "Il gattopardo" could slog through 190 minutes with barely anything ever happened, then this movie needed no 500 years of fighting to fill the time though. Such a great fun, very enjoyable!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 28, 2021 3:27 PM|
Auntie R36 hasn't watched it yet she complained about the story. Please.....
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 28, 2021 3:31 PM|
I refuse to support a company that lets its workers starve while its CEO lives in a $12 million house.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 28, 2021 3:32 PM|
Why didn't I think about the starving workers?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 28, 2021 3:36 PM|
The workers should go on diet anyway when most of them are over 400 lbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 28, 2021 3:47 PM|
And if karma were a thing, Julie Andrews would be fatter than Nell Carter.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 28, 2021 4:04 PM|
So just fuck the cartoon version?
Bring back the GOD DAMN TAR BABY!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 28, 2021 4:11 PM|
I hope PETA is protesting at all the theaters and scaring small children with graphic images of animals skinned of their fur.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 28, 2021 4:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 28, 2021 4:12 PM|
R44 hasn't watched the movie and bloody knows everything that is not in the movie. What a typical fat OCDtard.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 28, 2021 8:34 PM|
So many M and G jokes on this thread!
And of course the MORE there are, the FUNNIER they are!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 28, 2021 8:41 PM|
I'm sick of prequels, remakes, reboots, sequels....can't Hollywood think of ANYTHING original anymore? Anyway, this movie looks like shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 28, 2021 8:47 PM|
I'd love to see it but I'll be damned if I buy Disney plus,
[quote] make the soundtrack as loud and bombastic as possible.
The soundtrack album is wank.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 28, 2021 8:49 PM|
The Washington Post called this dreck movie a "creatively bankrupt cash grab" and a "corporation’s attempt to capitalize on existing intellectual property." Right on both counts.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 28, 2021 9:38 PM|
Emma Stone??? EMMA STONE??????????
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 28, 2021 9:45 PM|
It would have been better if Cruella was played by Patsy Stone.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 28, 2021 11:42 PM|
B U M P!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 29, 2021 4:48 AM|
[quote]"creatively bankrupt cash grab"
Oh, please, this is the fucking movie industry, not the Salvation Army.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 29, 2021 5:16 AM|
Saw it tonight and liked it. I'm not much into the whole Disney thing, even when I was a kid, but it was fun.
I also want to fuck the brains out of Andrew Leung.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 29, 2021 5:22 AM|
Even the title song is just exhilarating!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 29, 2021 5:49 AM|
A prequel about Cruella De Ville. Who goes to see these incredibly stupid movies? People who will pay money to see anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 29, 2021 5:49 AM|
I watched it. I liked it for what it is and enjoyed Emma's performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 29, 2021 5:56 AM|
"What it is" is garbage. Just looking at the trailer makes me nauseous.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 29, 2021 6:03 AM|
To be fair OP, wouldn't a lukewarm percentage be in the middle?
0-33% = Cold
34-67% = Lukewarm
68-100% = Hot
74% would still be a hot reaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 29, 2021 6:07 AM|
I loved loved loved it too, every second of it!!!!!!
Oh, R59, take your fat meds. It's your obesity that sets off nausea in you again, old fat fart.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 29, 2021 6:09 AM|
OMG!!! IMDB rating jumped from 7.0 to 7.2 today!!!
People do love the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 29, 2021 6:11 AM|
Even the wokest of the woke, the Guardian, loved it.
[quote]Nowadays, there is hardly a classic female villain who hasn’t been reinvented or origin-mythed on a quasi-feminist basis. (Maybe the three witches in Macbeth should get this treatment, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Elle Fanning and Kirby Howell-Baptiste – who’s actually in this film, playing Estella’s smart mate, Anita.) But the politics of Cruella de Vil are more generational than sexual. She wants to be like her role-model heroine and then wipe her out. It’s not the dog’s skin Cruella wants to rip off and wear, it’s the Baroness’s. She wants to inhabit and destroy.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 29, 2021 6:12 AM|
Anyone who likes this is a Disney shill.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 29, 2021 5:12 PM|
This whole "villains were misunderstood" crap is moral relativism at its worst. Imagine applying that mentality to [italic]Bedknobs and Broomsticks[/italic]. You'd think the Nazis should have won the war.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 29, 2021 5:21 PM|
R65 According to Trump there were good people on both sides.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 29, 2021 5:29 PM|
And according to Hitler, Stalin was worthy of an alliance.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 29, 2021 5:30 PM|
Does Cruella's curtains match the drapes?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 29, 2021 5:31 PM|
Saw it in a theater last night. I thought it was pretty good!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 29, 2021 6:17 PM|
R61 "loved loved loved it too, every second of it!!!!!!?" What a moron. It's a mindless trash movie that I guess would only appeal to mental defectives like him. Some poor souls LIKE garbage. What a pity.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 30, 2021 3:14 AM|
I loved loved loved the movie!!! I can fucking say it million time if it could kill a fat, bitter, old, ugly creature like you, R70. Die now, fat fat fat cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 31, 2021 1:36 AM|
R71, you're a retard. I feel sorry for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 31, 2021 1:46 AM|
The movie is such a high art: every piece of props, costume, dresses, accessories, hairstyling, makeup is so meticulously done.
Moreover, it's simply entertaining without being woke or didactic.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 31, 2021 1:47 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 31, 2021 1:47 AM|
We are "reviewing" the movie, but then some old, antisocial, bitter, ugly, obese cunt like R71, who is despised by her mother, has to butt in, spew her bile, and ruin the thread. Ugly, fat, cunt R70, time for you to die, either from diabetes or heart attack. Just die, old+fat cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 31, 2021 1:53 AM|
I loved it. It was a blast. The costumes, the music, the acting, the script - everything was top tier. The most hate I'm seeing are from people who are whining about how they don't see how this Cruella turns into the Cruella from the films or from people who think the bit about the Dalmatians was stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 31, 2021 1:58 AM|
Why are people acting like this was a straight to video production that “surprised” them?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 31, 2021 2:01 AM|
Are R73, R74, R75 AND r76 all the same retard? It seems so. At any rate, they are continuing to embarrass themselves. R75 is particularly pathetic, creaming in his frilly pink panties about a Disney prequel about Cruella De Ville. He must be the product of a sexual encounter between close relatives. That seems a likely explanation for his mental retardation. Poor sod, What a sad, lonely life he must lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 31, 2021 2:03 AM|
Why are fat, old people who have not watched the movies keep criticizing and nitpicking it?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 31, 2021 2:04 AM|
It was fine - mildly entertaining, quite meandering, and absolutely too long. The premise is really fun, and there are some good moments. It could have been much, much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 31, 2021 2:06 AM|
R70 is obese, old, and ugly and now rabidly triggered by other people's opposing views. Ignore her and all the negative comments are gone.
I still loved, loved, loved the movie. Highly recommended if you can watch it online!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 31, 2021 2:10 AM|
The cgi dogs were creepy and distracting and cheap as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 31, 2021 2:10 AM|
"Mildly entertaining, quite meandering, and absolutely too long?" That doesn't sound "fine." That sounds, at best, mediocre.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 31, 2021 2:11 AM|
The costume design is amazing and the recreation of high fashion items is superb. The movie is a delight.
R70 is jealous as she's too fat for a theater seat and too poor to afford Disney+.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 31, 2021 2:16 AM|
Who is this bitch?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 31, 2021 2:18 AM|
R81/84 is an insane retard who has fallen in love with a crummy Disney prequel. He is stupid, friendless, a virgin, lives with his parents and hoards Disney collectibles. No wonder this movie makes him pull his pud with "delight."
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 31, 2021 2:20 AM|
R86/R70 is projecting and reviewing her sad life now? Nobody cares about you, fat, old diabetic cunt. Just die.
CRUELLA is an entertaing and delightful movie movie with so many amazing, dazzling fashion thingies. Loved loved loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 31, 2021 2:28 AM|
We watched it at home. We enjoyed it. I would give it a solid 7.5/10.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 31, 2021 2:29 AM|
"Dazzling fashion thingies?" R87, you are truly a silly retarded troll. I think you're on this thread repeating how you "loved, loved, loved" some Disney movie because you're lonely and have a lot of time on your hands. You poor thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 31, 2021 2:40 AM|
And R89 is stalking everyone who posts positive reviews on this thread. So she must be more retarded. lonely, and miserable, and must have a lot more time on her hands than those she stalks, pathetic, old fat sod.
I loved the movie too!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 31, 2021 2:47 AM|
R89 she is a fat stalker. I'm scared..... I just enjoyed the movie, but why R89 has to be so angry and lashing out like this. Why? Why? Why?
Is R89 unhinged and demented? She types psychocunt to me. I already ignored her. I'm scared of fat, crazy, old people.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 31, 2021 2:54 AM|
B U M P for L O V E
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 31, 2021 3:10 AM|
Give it up, R90/R91. You're a retarded troll and everybody knows it. You even have to repeat other poster's acutely accurate observations on you because you're so moronic. Now please just do us all a favor and eat shit and die, you poor, sad, lonely troll. Put yourself out of your misery.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||May 31, 2021 3:54 AM|
I liked it a lot, but I get the feeling the writer must have been a TV writer because it watched like 4-30 minute segments that could have been broadcast over 4 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||May 31, 2021 6:31 AM|
The movie sucks and the ageist lookist scumbag defending it is probably getting paid to do so by the Walt Disney Company.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||May 31, 2021 6:44 AM|
It was .....not completely garbage. First time I've liked Emma Thompson in anything since forever. Emma Stone can eat shit...,terrible as usual.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||May 31, 2021 6:47 AM|
For this thread, I’m a differently abled they and r95 can suck my hairy clit.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||May 31, 2021 6:47 AM|
[quote] Better rating than Glenn’s version.
Whatever integrity film critics had back then has been lost in the ensuing 25 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||May 31, 2021 6:51 AM|
R97 is a misogynistic homophobic bully. That’s the sort of people who like these shitty movies made by an evil company that collaborates with dictatorships to commit religious genocide.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||May 31, 2021 6:52 AM|
If that racist Nazi cracker bitch Emma Thompson is in it, that’s an instant pass.
The life of a dog is worth more than a life of some racist white woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||May 31, 2021 6:56 AM|
95 is a loon. Already have him blocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||May 31, 2021 7:49 AM|
A 60 on Metacritic is good balance for the enthusiasm of our resident Disney publicist's exuberance. Thank goodness for critical aggregators.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||May 31, 2021 11:38 AM|
Finally, an origin story.
Now maybe at long last we will get origin stories for Superman and Spiderman.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||May 31, 2021 11:43 AM|
Is this another Stone Oscar worthy performance?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||May 31, 2021 2:50 PM|
Box office was ok considering the pandemic but still a little disappointing. Can Emma Stone open a movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||May 31, 2021 4:16 PM|
I think of Emma Stone as a good wisecracking character actress who can lead a cast in a very good comedy or who can play an emotionally heavier indie role, but not as a big box office lead star.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||May 31, 2021 4:20 PM|
The impression I got from seeing a few clips of Emma Stone in this, is that she's too young for the role, or she's playing it too mature, which is why it comes off as unconvincing.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||May 31, 2021 4:35 PM|
I loved the COSTUMES! Both Emmas looked like walking ERTE prints. The script was nonessential to this feast for the eyes. If nothing else, and I mean nothing else, this film should get an Oscar for the glorious gowns everyone wore.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||May 31, 2021 4:48 PM|
Margot Robbie/ Harley Quinn and Emma Stone/Cruella DeVile need to do a crossover Disney/Marvel feature...
|by Anonymous||reply 109||May 31, 2021 5:11 PM|
r92 = Emma Stone
|by Anonymous||reply 110||May 31, 2021 10:42 PM|
it was really good.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||May 31, 2021 10:43 PM|
I was an ok movie. Emma Thompson is marvelous as the big evil "queen" of the movie. The whole arc of Estella embracing Cruella fell flat for me. Everybody helping her, especially Mark Strong's character, was ridiculous even for a Disney movie. The dresses were nice though.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||June 1, 2021 10:52 AM|
Sorry, it was an ok movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||June 1, 2021 11:00 AM|
R95 is fat and pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||June 1, 2021 11:39 AM|
R114 is anorexic and probably has at least 4 or 5 STDs that he denies having to the only poor saps desperate enough to have sex with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||June 1, 2021 11:51 AM|
It’s funny and the performances are pretty good- dare I say it’s Emma Stones best performance(which to be fair isn’t saying much). It is too long by about 20 minutes but Emma Thompson is brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||June 1, 2021 12:09 PM|
R116 She was good in Bird Man and I will always love all the performances in Easy A.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||June 1, 2021 12:11 PM|
R115 never leaves DL, she resides here 24/7 and responds to every comment promptly. What a sad, pathetic, fat, ugly life she leads. MEH!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 1, 2021 12:16 PM|
R115 never leaves DL, evidently. So sad....
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 1, 2021 12:18 PM|
Dame Emma is a TREASURE!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 1, 2021 2:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||June 2, 2021 4:44 PM|
I just saw it and quite enjoyed it. Fun movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 2, 2021 11:52 PM|
I wish they'd have brought Glenn Close back for another round
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 4, 2021 8:48 PM|
Cruella as an outsider, ousted from the industry, returns for revenge!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||June 4, 2021 8:55 PM|
Just saw it - I fucking LOVED almost every moment in this film.
Both Emmas deserves Oscar nods.
This film was just a great joyride. Although I thought they could have cut off the last 20 mins and saved it for a sequel.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||June 6, 2021 6:24 AM|
It was fun, but the female villain backstories are indeed feeling repetitive. We get it: women can never truly be evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||June 6, 2021 6:55 AM|
R126 - I think there's a story behind anyone being evil. For women, estrogen is distinctly different than testosterone and it doesn't engender violence as much as men.
I think it's interesting they're doing backstories - just like The Joker - as to what makes people this way. It is humanizing but also shows how continual mistreatment can fuck people up.
I applaud it. Now, if they can figure out why Republicans are so god damn evil - that's the true mystery. They're all villains in my eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||June 6, 2021 7:26 AM|
This isn’t even the best adaptation of the source material to come out recently. This actually looked kind of cute:
|by Anonymous||reply 128||June 6, 2021 6:52 PM|
The film was terrible. No redeeming characters (unless you consider a racial quota in the cast as redemption), no character development in the script, no positive role models or life lessons for the preteen girls who will watch this. The message was, "the only way you can be successful is if you're nastier than your opponent". Making a film about the come up of a villain who wants to skin puppies for their fur and using the "sad childhood = bad adult" angle is so egregiously immoral for children to watch that I cannot even begin to describe its ramifications. The mouse is a soul destroying corporate behemoth who will stop at nothing to suck dry every last drop of creativity from their intellectual property acquisitions. The only good thing about it was the soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||June 6, 2021 9:47 PM|
Wow R129 who pissed in your Cheerios?
I just saw it.
[quote] No redeeming characters (unless you consider a racial quota in the cast as redemption), no character development in the script, no positive role models or life lessons for the preteen girls who will watch this.
Not every movie needs a redeeming character. I would say there actually was character development, though rushed, unlike most movies.
This is not a movie for kids or preteens, and perhaps Disney should have made that more clear, but it just isn’t. Sometimes you do have to be a bitch to win.
I’m glad I saw it in a theater, because I would have been annoyed if I paid $30 on Disney+, but I think it was a good $10 well spent.
The parachute at the end was bullshit (surely they could have come up with something better than that), but otherwise I thought it was a solid film.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||June 7, 2021 1:36 AM|
[quote]Making a film about the come up of a villain who wants to skin puppies for their fur and using the "sad childhood = bad adult" angle is so egregiously immoral for children to watch that I cannot even begin to describe its ramifications.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||June 7, 2021 2:02 AM|
"Not every movie needs a redeeming character."
Movies with no redeeming characters tend to be very hard to watch. I've tried watching a few and I could never get through them.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||June 7, 2021 3:12 AM|
[quote]I think it's interesting they're doing backstories - just like The Joker - as to what makes people this way. It is humanizing but also shows how continual mistreatment can fuck people up.
This film showed that Cruella always had a mean streak; that's why her nickname was Cruella. We're showed her mother warning her about letting "Cruella" come out. By the end of the film Estella frees herself from trying to keep that side of herself tamped down.
People keep saying she hated the Dalmatians because of her mother's death when she never blamed the dogs - she initially blamed herself, then when she realized The Baroness had the locket and The Baroness spoke disparagingly about her mother, she went on her campaign of vengeance.
Variety gives reasons why "Cruella" the best movie of the year, so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||June 7, 2021 5:36 AM|
I liked it a lot. Interesting plot. Two fine actors. Great costumes.
What's not to like?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||June 7, 2021 6:16 AM|
Her accent sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||June 7, 2021 8:34 AM|
Was it Dick Van Dyke's Cockney-level bad or just not convincing?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||June 7, 2021 9:06 AM|
Emma Thompson is a racist bitch who should be blacklisted for her racism.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||June 7, 2021 8:14 PM|
Girls. Girls. Raving over this film isn't going to get you Annual Passes to the Disney parks, so shut the fuck up.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||June 8, 2021 12:47 AM|
Yeah, that's why folks like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||June 8, 2021 12:55 AM|
Anyone who doesn’t hate her is a racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||June 8, 2021 11:04 PM|
While Glenn is a better Cruella than Emma, the film as a whole is better than the 1996 live adaption. The plot is much more for adults than it is for kids, which makes the parts of the 1996 live adaptation boring as hell unless Cruella is involved.
At almost 2 1/2 hours long, it is worth it due to the story that needs to be told. Besides, Emma Stone channeling Miranda Priestly was worth it. Of course, Miranda Priestly was more likable.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||June 11, 2021 5:08 AM|
[quote] Emma Stone channeling Miranda Priestly
Is that what she was doing?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||June 11, 2021 5:52 PM|
I'm guessing the film isn't another Maleficent, i.e. rehabilitation of a Disney villain? Cruella wants to kill puppies. She makes Jafar look like a choirboy.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||June 11, 2021 6:01 PM|
That Touchstone movie I got an Oscar nomination for back in the 1980s has a four-letter word in its name that more accurately describes her, R143.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||June 11, 2021 6:04 PM|
A film critic said "despite a game performance by Emma Stone" the title character of this movie "never becomes more interesting than just a nasty-natured person awash in self-pity and revenge." The movie also achieves the dubious feat of being "tedious, transgressive, chaotic, and inert at the same time" and unfortunately the movie "can't let go of the idea that this dog murderer must be likable" and so it recasts Cruella as a mischievous former street orphan who turns theatrically cruel when she beings apprenticing under an imperious older fashion designer. Sounds like a right mess to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||June 13, 2021 4:04 AM|
What bothers me is that Cruella basically embraces her DNA heritage of being evil and it's declared a big empowerment moment. There's anti heroine and then there's watching an origin story of a cunt. IMO Cruella is the latter.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||June 13, 2021 4:10 AM|
I saw this yesterday, being a fan of Emma Thomson and Emma Stone. The former is given very little to do in this. She is a great comic and dramatic actress, but all she is required to do in this is grimace. She could do this part on autopilot, and that is exactly what she seems to do. The Baroness could be a great, campy villainess but she somehow lacks charisma and a convincing inner life.
Stone’s character is very unlikeable. There is no-one in this film to root for. I think we are supposed to root for Stone, but she seems both unpleasant and dull. The tone of the story is dark, and the message seems to be that the world is a horrible place, so it’s best to toughen up and use people to get what you want.
It’s about an hour too long. I actually fell asleep for about 15 minutes and I don’t think I missed much. I don’t think the film-makers really knew what tone they were going for. I think kids would find this too adult, and adults would find it boring. It’s not dramatic enough to be a drama, or comedic enough to be a comedy.
On the plus side, the sound track is great.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||June 13, 2021 4:35 AM|
Margo Robbie and Emma Stone need for Harley and Cruella to do a crossover film together.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||June 13, 2021 5:59 AM|
r148 And kill them off so we never see them again.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||June 13, 2021 9:59 PM|
Worldwide box office is at $129 million, unfortunately the budget was estimated to be between 100 and 200 million. I'm curious as to how much Disney has raked in from Disney+ subscribers who paid for Premier Access.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||June 13, 2021 10:07 PM|
"Cruella wants to kill puppies"
Except she doesn't. That was addressed clearly in the film and I thought it was a really interesting way to twist a villain who haunted my childhood. The Dalmatian coat was a fake and she actually loves dogs. The scene where Artie tells her everyone believes the coat was real and she says, "People need a villain" was interesting.
I actually really enjoyed the film. I thought Stone was fantastic and the music was great. Just a fun, popcorn film for a warm almost summer day. I loved the cgi dogs, especially Winky. And I didn't think it was about her being bad as much as it was about her coming to terms with her "bad" side and embracing it because it made her more powerful. The scene at the fountain at the end was really well done by Stone. You could see that her adoptive mother's love is what redeemed her from turning out like the Baroness completely. It's been years since I've seen 101 Dalmatians but I'd actually like to go back and watch it now to see if it changes the Cruella that scared the crap out of me as a kid. Seems like her whole Dalmatian fetish was simply a ruse now to keep herself in the public eye. Fun film for some lighthearted comedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||June 13, 2021 11:07 PM|
Good Lord this movie sucked…such lazy filmmaking. The soundtrack alone tells you everything…the same tired music everyone always uses: She’s a Rainbow. For what, the 10th high profile use of it since The Stones began licensing it? Nina Simone, Ohio Players, ELO, Rose Royce. This music is used all the time. There’s so much music out there: do some fucking work.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||August 30, 2021 3:52 AM|
Did Emma Store really dye her pubic hair for the role? I was heard that she did but the scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||November 21, 2021 10:44 PM|
Well, did she?!
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 22, 2021 7:12 PM|
[quote] I was heard that she did
But I hope Emma Stone gets nominated for an Oscar instead of that dreadful, emotionless Kristen Stewart.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 24, 2021 1:23 PM|
I liked the movie a lot. I'm surprised how much I liked it, actually. It was fun and clever. YouTube constantly plays the clip of Emma and Emma facing off ("Wot is your name?" "Cruella." "Oh! That's...fabulous!") as an ad and I watch it almost every time because of their delivery. Emma Thompson especially is hard not to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||November 24, 2021 2:15 PM|
[quote] Oh, dear!
Oh fuck you, you fucking cunt. It was a typographical error. Go fuck yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 24, 2021 4:58 PM|
OMG! An uneducated bitch got triggered!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 24, 2021 5:58 PM|