Cruella [Movie Review]

Cruella [Movie Review] | When the trailers aired, I know that this is another movie that is a must-watch. I grew up loving 101 Dalmations but hating Cruella for her crime. So, why not learn why is she the way she is?

And oh, I expect to be wowed by the fashion eleganza too!

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SYNOPSIS

Cruella (2021) Trivia
  • Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong
  • Directed by: Craig Gillespie
  • Produced by: Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt, Kristin Burr
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Marc Platt Productions
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
  • Release date: May 28, 2021
  • Running time: 134 minutes
  • Rating: PG13 (for some violence and thematic elements)
  • Country: United States 
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 73%
  • Metascore: 60%
  • IMDb: 7.4/ 10
  • Glenn Close, the first live-action Cruella in 101 Dalmatians (1996) serves as executive producer for this movie.
  • Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore and Demi More were all in the running to play the Baroness. 
  • The second Disney live-action remake/ spinoff after Mulan to be rated PG13. This is also a second Disney film to focus on a villain, after Maleficent. 
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The movie starts with Estella narrating her own sad beginning. She was born with poliosis that causes half of her black hair, white. Never letting her difference stopping her from achieving anything, she learns to be strong and independent since small.

Her seamstress mother always reminds her not to let 'Cruella'her strong and fierce persona take over so that the demur and sweet Estella be known and loved by everyone. Being strong and independent as she is, that is seldom the case and she is always in the middle of trouble anywhere she goes.

Her stubbornness causes the school to expel her. And her mother decides that it is also time for her to reach for her dream to become a fashion designer in London. On their way, the duo made a stop at Hellman Hall, to meet her mother's 'friend'. The friend is the Baroness who was in the midst of holding a gala. Her mother asks for some financial assistance from the Baroness, before being pushed from the cliff by the Baroness' dalmatians. Running from the scene, Estella drops her mother's necklace on the scene. 

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Now an orphan, she makes her way to London and befriends two street urchins, Jasper and Horace who teaches her to steal in order to make their living in London. She dyes her hair red to keep a low profile. 

Jasper and Horace give her a little surprise during her birthday, a real job at the Liberty department store. She works as a cleaning lady and despite her consistent effort to tell the manager that she can sew, the manager still refuses to pay any attention to her demand. 

During a drunk incident where she 'decorates' the window display and that catches the Baroness' attention. Estella was given a job with the Baroness. 

Not soon after, the Baroness starts to notice that Estella certainly has skills and eyes on fashion and starts to take interest in her. During one of her meetings with the Baroness, she notices that she has her mother's necklace and when asked about it, the Baroness claims that it was a stolen family heirloom by one of her ex-employees. 

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Estella starts her plan to retrieve the necklace with Jasper and Horace's assistance. Her entrance to the Baroness' Black and White Gala was meant to be a distraction while Horace unlocking the Baroness' safe and steal the necklace. When she realises that the Baroness wears the necklace and Horace is captured, she realises that the Baroness uses the same method to order the dalmatians that pushed her mother off the cliff, using a whistle that she keeps with her. 

Now her heist is turning to vengeance. Calling herself Cruella, Estella taunts the Baroness by crashing into one of her parties in the most outrageous, outlandish and always extravagant than the Baroness' that the public starts to wonder whether Estella is the next fashion designer to look out for. 

But as she keeps on taunting the Baroness, she learns a disturbing past about herself. And her friends fear that she might drown in her vengeance and loses herself.

Is she ready to unleash the grandest past?

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.3/ 5.0 This is supposed to be the prequel to the 101 Dalmatians and we are supposed to learn why Cruella becomes Cruella. One thing that I learnt was Cruella is not cruel and she loves canines. 

I assume there will be a sequel as I think Cruella needs another movie to share her past with us all. 

And oooooo I love the fashion in here! I wish I have the guts to drive in a garbage truck and dress myself in garbage, leftovers and newspapers like Cruella did!

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0 Marvellous Emma! You are one crazy deranged fierce bipolar fashionista!

Will I watch it again: YES. Of course, I would. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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14 Comments

  1. Oh wow!!!!!!!!! You have watched Cruella. That's awesome. I hope this movie will be available on Disney Hotstar. Hehehe. Thank you for sharing this awesome review.

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  2. macam menarik je cite ni, banyak dah list movie nak tengok yang i ambik dari your review hehe

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  3. I have never watched the original movie, but I usually side with villains, because they know what they want and they fight for it. Haha. I think I'd love Cruella.

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  4. I want to watch this! Sounds interesting and I'm a fan of emma. Is this movie available in netflix?

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  5. nampak ramai yang bagi review cakap cite ni best. kite pun macam nak tengok esok at least boleh cover story. btw ni dekat mna baby netflix ke apa

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  6. Macam best je, memang tengah cari cerita2 best untuk tengok waktu pkp ni haaaa..

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  7. nak tengok juga lah
    ramai kata best

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  8. Wow! Another interesting movie ahh! No wonder macam familiar jer related to Dalmatians... I love her look tho!

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  9. Jalan cerita nampak menarik !! Musim PKP ni ada peluang la nak layan bagi yang dok di rumah. Settle keja..kita layan kejap untuk hilangkan stress .. huhuhu

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  10. Suka suka suka! Dah tengok! Emma Stone memang best lah. Pastu pelakon budak tu pun best. Ruby suka cerita macam ni. Grafik cun gila kan. Jalan cerita mudah faham.

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  11. havent seen this yet. I trust emma stone and based on trailer I think she did a great job portraying cruella

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  12. Eh kenapa Sis tak tau pulak ni filem baru ni.. baru relase pulak tu.. ke tak perasan, padahal hari-hari membelek Netflix.. ermmmm okay sat lagi nengok..

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  13. Thank you untuk review ni. Macam best jalan cerita dia. Tak sabar nak tengok ni. Jap lagi nak layan.

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  14. I pretty much like Cruella strong and special character plus her unique fashion sense.

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