For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Live Action Disney Films here’s a review of 101 Dalmatians (1996) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Emily Slade of Why This Film Podcast and we will be reviewing our favorite Non-Disney Animated Films of the 90’s.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Dec by sending them to email@example.com
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Emily!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
In 1996 Disney gave Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Critters and Mr Holland’s Opus director Stephen Herek the chance to bring 101 Dalmatians to life in what was the first of the live-action remakes Disney would embark on. Casting Hollywood superstar Glenn Close, fresh off Dumb & Dumber Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson and Blackadder alumni Hugh Laurie and Tim McInnerny.
101 Dalmatians follows a human couple Roger (Daniels) and Anita (Richardson) who find their Dalmatians having a massive litter of puppies, which will see Anita’s boss Cruella DeVil (Close) steal the puppies to add to her collection, in her devilish plan to make a coat out of the puppies coats. The puppies have other plans as they look to escape, while Roger and Anita look to find their lost puppies.
101 Dalmatians is a movie that any dog lover, like me will come in to watch with great fear to know someone would want to harm such innocent animals. Glenn Close will bring us one of the best greatest villains in a family film, one that is pure evil with her obsession and will leave us dreading the sight of her.
When the dogs get up to their adventures, we will get the most fun in the film, watching the hapless goons being outsmarted by all of the dogs bringing all the laughs, much like how John Hughes create the slapstick style in the Home Alone script, we brings it all along here too.
This is my favourite of the live action Disney movies and one that I have seen many times, I will always be able to watch this one, with my love of dogs coming through strong here.
My Rating 5/5
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