Cruella Draws Comparisons To The Devil Wears Prada
Reactions are starting to come in, and many of the first few viewers of Cruella are impressed…
So, um, about Cruella…
Apparently, it’s pretty good.
Who knew?! Nobody, obviously. But folks are starting to see the flick.
Me seeing CRUELLA get good reviews when everyone told me it’s gonna be bad but I never believed them pic.twitter.com/vwQnxu3Kpc
— The Film Drunk (@thefilmdrunk) May 14, 2021
First Reactions To Cruella Coming In
I’ll be honest, I am excited to see this flick — I genuinely think Emma Stone is awesome — but I am entirely surprised that we hear good things.
I mean, with the flash and dash of the trailers, and the Joker comparison, I simply assumed that we might have a lot more smoke here than fire.
Honestly, were you expecting much? ME NEITHER!
Cruella Draws Comparisons
But there it is, in 0s and 1s – heat!
Cruella de Vil, Cruella de Vil: a movie that “slaps” with a soundtrack that “kills.”
Such is the first word on Cruella, the Disney-villainess origin story starring Emma Stone as the iconic One Hundred and One Dalmatians character. Critics’ first reactions hit social media on Friday, praising the movie as “wickedly fun” and “absolutely divine,” with several comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada.
Rotten Tomatoes’ Joel Meares went further, writing, “If Devil Wears Prada meets The Witches meets Death Becomes Her sounds like your jam, see it.”
I generally have 0 interest in live-action remakes and/or villain origin stories but… have seen #Cruella and it’s SO FRIGGIN GOOD. Slaps so hard my face is still beet-red a day later.
If Devil Wears Prada meets The Witches meets Death Becomes Her sounds like your jam, see it. pic.twitter.com/CqPsOHAJnG
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) May 14, 2021
The De Vil Wears Prada?
Wow. The Devil Wears Prada and The Witches and Death Becomes Her.
Now, not all of the tweets I’ve seen are glowing or optimistic:
Emma Stone legitimately gave me CHILLS at one point & the entire cast & production is stylish and sassy. the dive into '70s fashion is fab … YET a Cruella DeVil origin still wasn't earned for me overall. #Cruella felt forced and over indulgent. full review coming @CinemaBlend. pic.twitter.com/jdMpndh29M
— sarah el-mahmoud (@sarah_elmahmoud) May 14, 2021
However, there are plenty of good words to read:
#Cruella is one of Disney’s strongest live-action remakes that gives an updated origin story for a new age whilst showcasing breathtaking fashion.
Emma Stone is wildly entertaining in the titular role as she fully commits to the villain persona in a fearless & bold performance. pic.twitter.com/cK583U6Ow5
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) May 14, 2021
Cruella could be the biggest surprise of the summer. Bold, dark, & wonderfully anti-Disney. Emma Stone is perfection as Cruella. Hair & Makeup, Production Design & Costume Design are sure bets for Oscars noms. Paul Walter Hauser is terrific and Winks the dog is adorable. #Cruella pic.twitter.com/zPCdFXSGL3
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) May 14, 2021
+1 to the growing list of #Cruella fans! Admittedly had doubts but was totally swept up in the energy & style. Feels like Emma Stone is giving every ounce of herself to the role & I was loving it. Also …
THE DOGS. THE MUSIC. THE FASHION. (Since when do I care about fashion?!) pic.twitter.com/xOBGQITPGt
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) May 15, 2021
+1 to the growing list of #Cruella fans! Admittedly had doubts but was totally swept up in the energy & style,” she tweeted. “Feels like Emma Stone is giving every ounce of herself to the role & I was loving it. Also … THE DOGS. THE MUSIC. THE FASHION. (Since when do I care about fashion?!)”
So, do you have high expectations for Cruella? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!
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