101 Dalmatians Reviews
it's pretty much a live-action version of the 1961 animated classic but with a few new tweaks
the slapstick is rather unnecessary but a majority of the film still stays true to the original
and Glenn Close's performance as the infamous Cruella Devil is top-notch with the costume design, the fashion queen presence, and the terrifying demeanor
the pace is fast and the dogs are a charm to watch even if they don't talk on their own
a wonderful supporting cast too from Jeff Daniels to Joely Richardson to Joan Plowright to Hugh Laurie
great for animal lovers!
not a bad remake
A fashion designer that is obsessed with black and white gets a wild idea to make her next big design for herself out of Dalmatian puppy fur. One of her key designers is actually about to have Dalmatian puppies and has fifteen of them. The fashion designer will stop at nothing to get them.
"It's not hatred that's important; it's the desire to annihilate."
Stephen Herek, director of Critters, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Mr. Holland's Opus, and The Mighty Ducks, delivers 101 Dalmatians. The storyline for this picture is a bit cliché, cheesy, and over the top. The settings and design are well done and the acting is okay. The cast includes Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, and Hugh Laurie.
"What's the point of goodness if there isn't a little badness to overcome?"
I came across these films on Fios and decided to DVR them to watch with my daughter. This was okay and she enjoyed it thoroughly. This is far from epic or a must own in your DVD collection, but it's worth watching off cable with your children.
"House of the devil."