I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
So many dogs. So little time.
The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Pure pupsploitation, Disney's live-action "101 Dalmations" adapts the original animated classic with a focus squarely on puppies, puppies, and more puppies. It is a deliriously cute but somewhat empty experience that is sure to please children while adults are left wanting something a little more human.
Taking its narrative cues from its animated progenitor, "101 Dalmations" follows the abduction of the titular, multitudinous purebreds by the fashion designing, diabolical Cruella DeVille (played with hammy delight by Glenn Close). John Hughes' script puts a premium on "Home Alone"-style physical hijinks but shies away from substantial human interests.
Aping some of the animated classic's most memorable shots, the film is good looking and colorfully designed. It moves at a swift trot, and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. Poor Cruella though, she didn't deserve the incompetence of her goons or the oil or the skunk or the prison time or her likeness being used in a video game without her consent.
First and foremost, this adaptation of the Classic Disney animated feature is a truly absurd film. Right away, it centers the story around two of the dullest, whitest Dalmatian owners, who inevitably decide to marry within 24 hours of knowing each other. Some time later - following one hell of an awkward birthing scene - fifteen puppies are thrown in the mix, with the flamboyantly evil Cruella DeVil on the case to take their furs for herself.
After these puppies are kidnapped, two thieves (essentially the less personable doppelgängers of the Home Alone antagonists) steal these pups away from their new home. The rest of the rising action revolves around numerous species of animals agreeing that humans are the worst…
This movie is complete garbage. Did anyone actually want this?
I watched most of this with my kids over the course of a couple of days. It's interesting to see Glenn Close in full Cruella regalia. I think my favorite part of the movie might be the set design in the her office/bedroom.
Why Disney insists of live-action remakes of its animated properties is beyond me, but this makes a pretty good case for why the remakes should be reworked versions of the stories and not just note-for-note recreations.
For reference, I think the original animated version of this film is a masterpiece.
I flipped to a channel and this was on, not sure why I watched the entire movie...
Fresh Pond, MA
Cute, goofy, fun, and a tad absurd. I live for Glenn Close as Cruella!
glenn close plays a deranged collector of furs and hater of men exceptionally well. heck loads of spotty puppies.
A horrible live-action adaptation of the Disney classic. Why anyone thought it was a good idea to make is beyond me.
What a waste of camp.
One of the first movies I watched at the cinema.
I just wanted to see Cruella de Vil end up in a giant cake and then I realised I was watching the wrong movie. I don't think I've ever been so crushed.
Overall Enjoyment 3/10
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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