This Wednesday, Disney released the second (and ostensibly final) trailer for Cruella. The villain-focused 101 Dalmatians prequel is set to release both in theaters and on Disney+ for an additional Premier Access fee on May 28th. This trailer focuses more on the rivalry between Emma Stone’s Cruella and Emma Thompson as her mentor and boss. You can check out the new Cruella trailer below:
The first trailer hinted at the dynamic between the two Emmas’ characters, but the new one has a distinctly The Devil Wears Prada feel to it. The first trailer also reminded me of Joker and the Harley Quinn movies. And, of course, both trailers have emphasized Cruella’s fiery dress. This just makes one wonder why they waited so long to steal ideas from The Hunger Games. Although, honestly, even if this trick wasn’t already well-known from another big franchise, I just don’t think it’s all that impressive. I hate to be so negative, but everything they release for Cruella convinces me more that they shouldn’t be making this movie. I sincerely doubt they can make the audience sympathize with someone whose entire motivation is wanting to skin puppies. Pitting Cruella against a mentor who seems the same except for actually loving dogs is a strange move. Based on what little we’ve seen, I agree with and like Thompson’s character more than Cruella. They want the audience to feel sorry for Cruella as an outsider desperately trying to make her way into the fashion business. But this really isn’t working for me, and I’ll probably just wait until this one is free on Disney+.
What did you think of the new Cruella trailer? Do you plan on seeing this movie in the theater, on Disney+, or not at all? Are you pro- or anti-skinning puppies? Let us know in the comments below!