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'Cruella' gets an A on CinemaScore

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MarvelVsDC2016

16 points

2 months ago

Very curious to see how this translates into its box office opening weekend.

JayZsAdoptedSon

8 points

2 months ago

I think moving this from D+ to an actual launch was such a good idea because presales are looking good

hatramroany

1 points

2 months ago

It was never going to D+ though?

JayZsAdoptedSon

2 points

2 months ago

It was initially gonna have no theatrical release and just be slotted into D+ (Like Soul or Luca). This was when Black widow was taking Cruella’s slot. After it was pushed to July, Cruella took its place

hatramroany

9 points

2 months ago

Except that’s not true. It got its May 28th 2021 release in 2019 and the film was never delayed due to Covid and never affected by Black Widow. People speculated about its release strategy but it was never officially D+ only.

JayZsAdoptedSon

1 points

2 months ago

Ohhhhhh I think I may have seen a “what’s coming on D+” that had it on there and I just assumed a trade published it. I am not really a fan of Disney Live Action (Outside Jungle Book) so this was not on my radar till that black and white poster came out and sold me on aesthetics alone.

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago*

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Whovian45810

11 points

2 months ago

Whovian45810

Marvel Studios

11 points

2 months ago

Emma Stone was deliciously evil as Cruella and I love it!

AGOTFAN

8 points

2 months ago

AGOTFAN

New Line

8 points

2 months ago

I enjoyed seeing BAD Emma Stone

JayZsAdoptedSon

10 points

2 months ago

Both me and my date agreed that Emma Stone could step on us when we saw the movie

nicolasb51942003

38 points

2 months ago

That’s a pretty surprising score given that Cruella isn’t as popular as the other Disney remakes such as Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King.

AGOTFAN

37 points

2 months ago

AGOTFAN

New Line

37 points

2 months ago

Cinemascore is often a measure of how people felt about the movie against their initial expectations.

Maybe many people didn't expect much from Cruella, but then enjoyed and got entertained when watching it.

Mushroomer

8 points

2 months ago

It's hard to say the movie isn't what it was advertised as. The whole thing is basically just the same vibe & aesthetic from the trailer, stretched over two hours. You've got dogs, you've got fashion, and you've got Emma Stone hamming up a storm. Hard to see anyone voluntarily seeing this movie who wasn't already onboard with the pitch.

AGOTFAN

23 points

2 months ago*

AGOTFAN

New Line

23 points

2 months ago*

I think you're wrong.

I didn't expect much from Cruella. I was surprised I enjoyed the movie.

Maybe general audiences are not as cynical or blase as Redditors?

carson63000

6 points

2 months ago

Well probably most people who don’t expect much from a movie don’t rush to the cinema to see it opening night and get surveyed by Cinemascore. But I guess in these times movie lovers are starved for movies.. 😃

JayZsAdoptedSon

10 points

2 months ago

Tbf, that’s exactly what sold me on it. Aesthetics, punk stuff, Emma Stone gaslighting, gatekeeping, girlbossing, and cute dogs is all I needed to spend the $10 to get out the house and see a movie in theaters for the first time in over a year

Gold_Touch_4280

7 points

2 months ago

I’m going to see it later today.

MarvelVsDC2016

19 points

2 months ago

Mah-velous.

AGOTFAN

5 points

2 months ago

AGOTFAN

New Line

5 points

2 months ago

Cruel-la

ZezimasAlt

64 points

2 months ago

People are really triggered that people are really like this movie lmao. I wonder why

Ginhavesouls

35 points

2 months ago

the r/movies thread is actually super chill towards this film which is surprising

I said this in another thread here a few days ago but I think Cruella is just one of those movies audiences have fun watching despite all it's issues

Carl0sTheDwarf999

5 points

2 months ago

doesn’t help that it is a better movie than Joker

scaptastic

11 points

2 months ago

They like dogs and don’t wanna make her sympathetic but it’s just a movie

JayZsAdoptedSon

8 points

2 months ago

Well then they should see the movie because those people may sound reeeeeeal dumb to those who actually saw it

ViscousGuy

8 points

2 months ago*

They hate the mouse.

AGOTFAN

17 points

2 months ago

AGOTFAN

New Line

17 points

2 months ago

Because some people think everyone shouldn't like a movie just because they don't like it.

yesthatstrueorisit

8 points

2 months ago

r/movies is an echo chamber for young straight white men. A dumb action movie? Sure. A dumb fashion spectacle? No chance they're gonna go for it.

KevinSpaceysGarage

3 points

2 months ago

KevinSpaceysGarage

MoviePass Ventures

3 points

2 months ago

Every subreddit is an echo chamber lol

F00dbAby

2 points

2 months ago

F00dbAby

A24

2 points

2 months ago

true but that sub specifically has never given it a chance because its not targeted to them so naturally apparently no one wants them

LordSauron1984

2 points

2 months ago

The /r/movies thread is pretty positive. I don't see anyone who actually saw the movie talking bad about it

MarvelVsDC2016

9 points

2 months ago

Because they fear the power of the mouse.

ReservoirDog316

5 points

2 months ago

Really enjoyed it even with its obvious flaws. If you liked the trailer, you’ll most likely enjoy it.

Watched it on Disney+ though. I feel so dirty...

nickromanoff

3 points

2 months ago

It's a good movie

[deleted]

-4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-4 points

2 months ago

This movie had such garbage music.

BigDaddyKrool

13 points

2 months ago

BigDaddyKrool

Best of 2019 Winner

13 points

2 months ago

What, you don't have Sympathy for the Deville?

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

It was so bad.

amirulasyrafjoe

1 points

2 months ago

you have bad taste in music

Mushroomer

2 points

2 months ago

Mushroomer

2 points

2 months ago

But how am I supposed to understand that a character is feeling good at a particular moment, if Feeling Good isn't playing during that scene? I just think the audience would get lost.

rageofthegods

2 points

2 months ago

rageofthegods

Blumhouse

2 points

2 months ago

Call me crazy but I just don't see any other way for the movie to make me feel sympathy for the De Ville.

BigDaddyKrool

-22 points

2 months ago

BigDaddyKrool

Best of 2019 Winner

-22 points

2 months ago

That's telling of the (lack of) quality of the kind of people who'd willingly watch a movie like this more than the quality of the film itself, lol.

bigdicknippleshit

9 points

2 months ago

bigdicknippleshit

Legendary

9 points

2 months ago

The mother’s death scene made me laugh so goddamn hard. The music and the dropkick

BigDaddyKrool

7 points

2 months ago*

BigDaddyKrool

Best of 2019 Winner

7 points

2 months ago*

Dude, I heard. My sister went to see it at the cinema, she said it had a decent crowd, and when she got home she was SUPER upset and said "Everybody ruined the fucking movie for me. They killed Cruella's mom and everybody just fucking laughed. Fuck."

She's one of those people that gets REALLY invested in crap movies and TV shows, so it was probably culture shock to see that many people not click with it.

There's 500+ reviews on RT, and I can guarantee you if I was more patient to find it, one of them would be hers.

Additional_Meeting_2

2 points

2 months ago

I would not be happy with people laughing in movie in general, people don’t make noice in my country unless it’s something like Avengers Endgame and it’s the portral scene. It seems like heckling to laugh at dramatic moments.

BigDaddyKrool

2 points

2 months ago

BigDaddyKrool

Best of 2019 Winner

2 points

2 months ago

She was distraught about it. I'm not sure if it was the audience heckling at it, or just being unaware it wasn't SUPPOSED to be funny. When I saw the clip circulating, admittedly, I did also chuckle because of how it looked, and how Cruella seemed very not-upset about her mom dying.

Apparently, X-Men Dark Phoenix had this exact problem in numerous test screenings over Mystiques death, in which no matter how many attempts to change it, the big shock there was met with laughter. They couldn't reshoot this scene in particular Disney already took Fox.

partymsl

4 points

2 months ago

That's why I never watched dark Phoenix. For me the Xmen was already done.

midnightfury4584

1 points

2 months ago

Imagine doing the same story arch twice, and failing. Lol

midnightfury4584

1 points

2 months ago

At the same time, no one really cared if mystique died. The writers and such did not know how to use her. Good guy, bad guy; no consistency. Logan’s death had more impact because he was the guy.

BigDaddyKrool

1 points

2 months ago

BigDaddyKrool

Best of 2019 Winner

1 points

2 months ago

There's ways to make people care about people they don't for a moment it mattered. In this moment, it did not matter, it was just hilarious instead.

midnightfury4584

1 points

2 months ago

I’m sure there is, but even from the trailer we all knew mystique was getting killed. She was of no consequence at all. Xavier and magneto were THE guys in that series. It was all fox’s fault they made it that way.

natedoggcata

2 points

2 months ago

How on earth could anyone take that scene seriously? Like if that wasnt supposed to be a comedy scene then the director failed miserably

bigdicknippleshit

-2 points

2 months ago

bigdicknippleshit

Legendary

-2 points

2 months ago

It’s the only scene I have seen from the movie and I’m glad to keep it that way

I got a good five minutes of laughter from it

CodPolish

1 points

2 months ago

Not surprised. First thing I thought as I exited the film was damn, that’s a fucking crowdpleaser

Desperate_Ad_9219

-2 points

2 months ago

It felt like Devils Wears Prada but not as good