I’ve watched Disney’s Cruella, and damn it was a good movie. The story, music, visuals, and acting were all great. The film honestly surprised me, and I will say that this is the best current live-action adaption that Disney has done. Let’s jump right into the review!
Cruella, directed by Craig Gillespi, is a prequel story of one of Disney’s popular villain from 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil. Emma Stone plays young Estella in 1970s London, during the punk era, and Estella is trying to make a name for herself with her amazing fashion designs. Estella becomes friends with two mischievous thieves named Horace (Paul Walter Hauser) and Jasper (Joel Fry), and they build a life for themselves in London. During a mishap, Estella’s fashion design has gotten the attention of a fashion icon, Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), and hires her. As the film progresses and events unfold, Estella starts to embrace her crazier side and becomes Cruella, who wants revenge.
The film’s story caught me off guard so many times, and I had many jaw dropping moments. The beginning of the film, I honestly thought it was silly, but the film was able to tie-up the story nicely and everything made sense. Even though Cruella is technically a prequel story, it can stand on it’s own and continue where it left off. Also, the film had a lot of funny moments that made me chuckle many times, especially the rest of the audience in the theater.
I was very impressed with Cruella‘s storytelling because it went a way that I thought it was going to go, but it didn’t, and I appreciate that. My only nitpick is that I feel like they could’ve cut this film down a bit, but that’s about it.
The music choices in Cruella were incredible. The score, which was done by Nicholas Britell, really complimented the film like peanut butter and jelly. I was honestly bopping by head to a lot of the songs in the film, I mean when you have “Stone Cold Crazy,” from Queen, “Whisper Whisper,” from the Bee Gees, and “Bloody Well Right,” from Supertamp how can you not?
I even downloaded the album too, which I don’t do a lot when it comes to film scores. Nicholas Britell really knocked it out the park with the score!
I loved that acting in Cruella! I enjoy me some Emma Stone, but when she played Cruella, it really showed me the range she has when it comes to her acting because my god she was so good. Emma Thompson was great as Baroness von Hellman because she was fun to hate, but also even the comedic timing were too good. Speaking of comedic timing, Paul Walter Hauser was hilarious as Horace!
I thought everyone did great in this film, so bravo to the cast and casting director who worked on Cruella!
The visuals and aesthetic were great! The many dresses and reveals shown throughout the film were amazing, and my favorite was the fashion show/concert that Cruella did to taunt Baroness von Hellman.
Cruella‘s design crew did not hold back, and I love that. My mouth was left wide open at a lot of the dresses and how it was done too.
I’ll be flabbergasted if Disney doesn’t make a sequel to Cruella, and you know I mean it because I’ve never typed out the word “Flabbergasted,” in my life. I really loved this film, and I’m willing to buy this physical when it releases.
I had a lot of time to think about the film, and I just don’t have anything bad to say. As I’ve mentioned before, Cruella is Disney’s best current live-action adaption. So if you’re wondering if you should watch it, trust me, it’s going to blow your mind.
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