OU812 wrote: »
Looks like Disney’s take on a joker style origin storyhttps://youtu.be/gmRKv7n2If8
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CastorTroy wrote: »
So are people expected to like her, even though she's known for killing animals for clothes and attempted to kill puppies?
pixelburp wrote: »
That was my first, exact thought. This is a character who revelled in a desire to skin dogs. Don't really want to watch that characters rise/fall. Methinks this film will try for the angle of "here's someone even MORE evil", just so the script can sidestep Cruella's notoriety, and spin her as some misunderstood creature.
TBH I long checked out from these Disney live action remakes and prequels. The barrel is being well and truly scrapped for every last nostalgic dollar and, to hell with that.
FunLover18 wrote: »
I would have thought the same about The Joker but that made a billion dollars. I can't see this doing anywhere near that but Hollywood does seem obsessed at the moment with making horrible people seem sympathetic ... I wonder why :pac:
pixelburp wrote: »
It is an odd trend ATM all right; I dunno. I think with Joker, that film really benefited from the hysterics across the internet before it even came out; all resulting in a cinematic Streisand Effect. Who didn't want to see the movie that would apparently cause incels to riot?
But both with Joker, and something more equivalent like Maleficent, the evil characters felt outsized enough you could make them the protagonists. Being as they were a supervillain and fantasy, evil witch respectively.
Cruella instead is a nasty woman who wanted to skin puppies, and ... that's a big, very relatable level of evil. Even the trailer is nodding at it, with that shot of Dalmations looking worried; so this film's obviously going to nod towards that malevolence. That's an odd choice; "hey, don't forget this woman will eventually want to kill pupsters!" :pac:
Dades wrote: »
If The Rock can buddy up with The Stath in the F&F franchise,
JP Liz V1 wrote: »
Emma Stone channelling Eva Green
Sunny_Arms wrote: »
I dont get why disney has to do something like this. I mean it started with maleficent. Im getting descendants (the tv show) vibes with the direction they're going through.
speedboatchase wrote: »
It saves them from doing something original.
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Cruella's production budget is reportedly $200 million, making it a very expensive endeavor. That price tag is higher than other Disney live-action re-imaginings like Aladdin ($183 million), Beauty and the Beast ($160 million), and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($185 million). Cruella's budget is more in line with what one would expect from a tentpole comic book adaptation.
Outkast_IRE wrote: »
Hopefully a signal to disney to stop producing mediocre adaptations nobody asked for and concentrate on some original content.