Cruella

Cruella ★★★½

Well, "Hot Topic Joker" (as I've been mockingly calling it) is actually a gleefully melodramatic fashion heist movie that is enjoyable enough that I will probably watch it again when it comes out on streaming. The cast is fun, the costumes are phenomenal, and while the story is derivative, the things it decides to not steal from the typical formula make it stand out. 

It's a film about found family targeted at teens that completely eschews romance, has cute animals and demonstrations of thievery that border on magic. It's a mess, but the fun kind, like a bin full of lego, pixie sticks, and the Disney history of the Brit-punk movement.
Please Disney, stop making things I like, I really really don't want to give you any more money.

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