Cruella

in movie theaters or Disney+    PG-13    2h 14min    2021

Hooray, cinemas are open again – but this movie probably wouldn’t have made it to be my first choice without a friendly nudge … Thanks again for that, because the film turned out to be so much better than expected.

Presumably the Disney character Cruella de Vil doesn’t require an introduction – that evil character who wants to turn those cute 101 Dalmatian puppies into a coat. There’s the animation movie as well as the live-action portrayal by Glenn Close. Cruella serves as the prequel, illustrating childhood and development of this villainess – which could be explained as a crossover of a (fictional) Vivianne Westwood biography, “The Devil Wears Prada” and Snow White. And that’s all I want to say about it.

First of all, it’s already a pleasure to watch the two award-winning Emmas at work. They seemed to have a lot of fun acting out as their nastiest on screen. Emma Stone actually manages to give the evil Cruella a (comprehensible) human dimension. And this is accompanied by great music channeling the Swinging London feeling as well as the early Punk movement: The Doors, Deep Purple, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Queen, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner, ELO, The Clash – just to name a few. Then those robes! I’m really not into fashion – but I would enjoy wearing one of those… Compliments to the costume department!

In short, 2+h of excellent entertainment – what more could you want in a hot summer!

Director: Craig Gillespie
Screenplay: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara, Aline Brosh McKenna

Cast:

Emma Stone Estella / Cruella
Emma Thompson The Baroness
Joel Fry Jasper
Paul Walter Hauser Horace
John McCrea Artie
Emily Beecham Catherine / Maid
Mark Strong John the Valet

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Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...