| by Winter Lawrence |
Description: PG-13 | Live-Action Prequel | Action | Adventure |
Starring: Emma Stone | Emma Thompson | Joel Fry | Paul Walter Hauser |
The Story: Set in the 1970s London punk rock movement, Estella, an aspiring fashion designer, explores the path that will lead her to become a notorious criminal known as Cruella de Vil.
Winter's Review: As my first official movie back from our Covid-19 hiatus, I was a little skeptical. Not that the previews hadn't looked amazing, and, of course, I adore both Emmas, but we've all lived through our fair share of horrible live-action remakes, so my hesitancy, at least to my mind, was justified.
I needn't have worried, though, because this movie was fantastic! The acting, the cinematography, the costume design, the storyline, and the music were all amazing! The Emmas - especially - were spectacular, and the wardrobe was to die for. It all made me feel as though this was the teen version of "The Devil Wears Prada!" I loved it!
Also, if you haven't already, be sure to download the soundtrack. It's phenomenal!
So, aside from the funky, weird CGI stuff with the dogs (though I understand why it was necessary), Cruella was an amazing movie-going experience and I recommend everyone watch it when you can (it's also on HBO Max & Disney+, so if you aren't yet comfortable venturing out, you can still enjoy it at your leisure!).
Winter's Forecast: 5 Flurries!
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Winter’s Forecast runs on a Five-Flurry Rating System, with five being a perfect storm of fantastic acting, astounding storylines and film components, and an all-around amazing movie-going experience. Here’s the rest of the breakdown: