101 DALMATIANS (1996)

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So you all thought that is was just in recent years the Disney started to do live action versions of their classic animated features? Well, back in the 90s, Disney made this live-action version of 101 Dalmatians. We have some mixed feelings about it. We absolutely love Glenn Close take on the role of Cruella De Vil. She was fantastic! She did such a great job at taking on those classic mannerisms and lines of the dog-snatching villainess. And that laugh! Awesome. But other than her, the movie fell flat. Part of the what makes the original animated movie great was that it was all from the point of view of the dogs. We knew what they were thinking and feeling because, well, they told us. Now, I know that a good movie doesn’t just tell you, but it also shows you. In the live action version, they still were able to show us what the dogs were feeling. But since they don’t talk, it was all from the point of view of the humans. It was more about them and we missed the story of the dogs. So it is a fun movie to check out at least once at least for Glenn Close’s performance, but we recommend sticking with the original animated version.
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