A quarter of a century after Glenn Close portrayed Cruella de Ville in the live action Dalmatians, the latest extension of the Disney brand, set a high standard for dog-hating evil.
But Stone makes a younger version of the character unique – she looks like a cat woman with her leather look and pure conversation, and has found a worthy antagonist in Thompson, showcasing a parade of seals that both offer costumes and sets. the designers experienced their lifetimes.
The source shown is Dodi Smith’s novel, but let’s face it, Disney wants you to read a book, not watch movies before. Naturally, the conspiracy peppered with bells is relatively simple: it’s the 1960s and Young Estella sees her mother die after begging for money from a fashion diva named Baroness (Thompson), who owns random dogs. .
Ten years ahead, and the tortoise has turned to stone, mostly with his friends Jasper (Joel Fray) and Horas (Paul Walter Hauser) as thieves. Finding a job with the Baroness, Estella begins to plan her revenge and transforms Cruella into a unique fashion watch.
So “Kruella” sometimes works like a caper film and uses an endless seemingly song budget that sets the mood and atmosphere of the ’70s well. Most importantly, Cruella-Baroness’s tumult turns into a battle of wills and minds, the latter finally finding an opponent who can withstand her cruelty.
“He turned it into me or him,” the Baroness said sarcastically after Cruella became angry, “and I choose me.
When it comes to fashion, “Who Wears It Better” is less “Who Wears It Better” and both are superior. Not everyone likes “Cruella,” but to borrow from the original song, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Stone and Thompson Square didn’t make you happy at least.
The premiere of Cruella will take place on May 28 in theaters and at Disney + for a prize money. It was rated PG-13.