Cruella is very close to being a perfect Disney movie!
I had no genuine interest in going out of my way to watch Disney’s villain origin story, Cruella. If I did, I would catch the matinee and get it over with. I actually ended up ordering it on Disney+ Premier Access so that my family could see it on their own. They boasted and gave it praise, prompting to make time for it this weekend, and it did not disappoint.
Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, Cruella follows a young grifter named Estella. She is a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief. Together, they build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of Baroness von Hellman. She is a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifying. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella.
Cruella is a masterpiece live-action Disney film.
Cruella is highly entertaining, fun, and visually pleasing. Emma Stone nails the iconic and legendary Disney villain with her dual personality performance. This is one of the rare instances where an origin story that no one asked for is executed brilliantly. This gorgeous-looking movie has a plot that is strong, dark, emotional, and unpredictable. The entire cast was selected brilliantly, and everyone had their opportunity to shine. The production quality was top-notch, with realistic sets and stylish costumes that sucked you into an edgy era. With a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes, you will be taken on a manic roller-coaster ride.
I give Cruella a 9 out of 10. It is a fun and engaging heist movie that will leave you wanting more. So gather the family and head to theaters or catch on Disney+ Premier Access. Do not forget to a catch a special scene after the credits.
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