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14 minutes ago, Harsin said:


I saw someone elsewhere say what Joker was for incels, this will be for Karens.

 

Fun fact: my ex actually stopped taking her Anti-depressants after seeing the Joker - so I guess it's also a pretty empowering film for people with mental disorders?

 

It didn't work out well anyway.

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watched this last night with the rest of the family and we all enjoyed it - from trailers i was fearing that this was going to be ott harley quinn style movie - but its not, emma stone and emma thompson are both great (esp thompson who just chews up any scene she is in this).     

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Yes, much better than expected. It could have been 20 minutes shorter and I preferred the first half with its beautiful production values but great fun overall. Good cast, great soundtrack and just enough action to keep the seven year old boy interested as well as my daughter who was in awe of the baroness; “she’s so horrible to everyone but she does it so confidently, she’s cool”.

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I quite enjoyed this. It's utterly propesterous and my friend and I laughed several times at scenes I'm not entirely sure were meant to be funny but as long as you go in knowing not to take it at all seriously it's a fun time. It is ridiculously camp, looks a million dollars, has a great soundtrack (both original and licensed) and watching the two lead actresses trying to out-camp and chew more scenery than the other is brilliant.

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Knowing nothing about this film before seeing the trailer last week and thinking the cinematography and production values looked good, i was hoping I'd love it and now having watched it i struggled to enjoy it. Found it a chore. The story is so simple, it's overlong, i don't find Emma Thompson charming at all, just irritating and I'm not sure why. I can see why people enjoy watching her, i just find it a bit unbearable, like with Jack Black. 

 

All the nods to how she became Cruella from her name to hair to Dalmatians are so forced. Yet it is well directed, the movement of the camera, the long takes, the casting of her two best mates, their chemistry, the comedy from that is all really good but i couldn't really get into any of it. 

 

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She nearly burns alive then drives a truck into the front of a police station (while wearing a comedy moustache) to break her mates out, that should have been more involving and fun than it was. It's hard to care, and it's well shot and acted so it has to be the story is just too weak. 

 

Origin stories of villains don't really work. Adult Cruella is someone who just seems completely unhinged and there is no explanation for it, nor can there ever be. This film could have just been one where she's evil throughout and despite everyones best attempts to stop her she evades being caught, or murders all witnesses. Wouldn't fit the origin formula of overcoming tragedy and trying to prove oneself or chasing revenge. 

 

also, i also noticed this:

 

 

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