At first my 12 year old son didn’t want to watch Cruella. I was just excited to watch a new movie. Life returning to normal. I convinced him by saying this was an origin story. He tends to like those. Although, he noted that cruella was not a super interesting villain for modern times.
There were a few take home messages. Accidents may be predetermined and not coincidental. One being that normal is the cruelest thing to note about someone. Nine minute naps can be useful to maintaining one’s snarkiness. Karma can ricochet.
I can tell you that my son found the baroness to be the truly evil one. And that cruella’s wickedness was meant to right a family wrong.
Well acted and good music made my first post-covid movie enough to make me remember the good old days.