SPOILERS! My god, are these spoilers! Don’t look on if you actually care about watching Disney’s 2021 live-action adaptation 101 Dalmations prequel. There’s a very awkwardly shot and executed plot point in the film. It involves a young Cruella, her mother, and the film’s antagonist, The Baroness.
I’d say it’s silly, but when you see the scene in action, it goes beyond that—everything from how the dogs are filmed to everyone’s reactions to the event borders on parody. When I first saw it, I thought it was a weird nightmare sequence. Nope. It was genuinely something that happened in this Disney movie.
Hopefully, we’ve eaten up enough page space to give those who don’t want the ending spoiled not to see anything accidentally.
Since the film premiered last week on Disney+, Twitter has been flush with memes regarding the above-mentioned scene. The versatility of memes is on full display here. So, let’s look at some of the best:
— Mauro Fonseca (NO COMMISSIONS OPEN) 🇵🇹 (@PPDPPL_art) May 29, 2021
The same meme but with At Doom’s Gate done via barking dogs.
— Félix ᕖᓕᒃᓯ ᏈᎵᏏ ᐯᔨᐠᐢ (ᑯᖵᖽᐧ) 펠릭스 菲力猫 𐐙𐐨𐑊𐐮𐐿𐑅 (@ChimalpahinXIII) May 29, 2021
I made some fanart of the new Cruella movie pic.twitter.com/OQ5JqKeSOO
— Sexy Robot Factory (@sxyrobotfactory) May 29, 2021
They found me, I don't know how but they found me. pic.twitter.com/Se49WNQH4z
— Alejandro Argandona (@Toshi_TNE) May 29, 2021
Imagine getting Sparta'd by Dalmatians pic.twitter.com/MsZ0cAVS73
— Silvanatorr (@Silvanatorr20) May 29, 2021
Disney be like pic.twitter.com/JvebfnbqIY
— E.C.H.O. (@EverythingCHO) May 28, 2021
Yeah that scene was crazy pic.twitter.com/ZVtRIqkFmm
— 5 guys Hermit and fries (@Cstorm1166) May 28, 2021
— Lindsay (@Pink_Masamune) May 30, 2021
In light of the Cruella backstory, I made this meme pic.twitter.com/mHu2qvdIh6
— 🌈 Tori 🌈 (@spell_bird) May 30, 2021
Cruella may be shit but the memes are gold https://t.co/MDZJPwNxNG
— RhysCosplay (@ZAWORLDO) May 31, 2021
— the thicc husband & father (@lukeisamazing) May 29, 2021
The cruella mom death is shot like a fucking danganronpa execution so i did only the logical thing to do pic.twitter.com/oSf4UmtOUy
— DWID (@DealDewott) May 29, 2021
Heard about Cruella's origin story today… pic.twitter.com/I6DpUjlt77
— J.A. (@jawrote) May 29, 2021
Death by being knocked off a cliff by trained dogs is … something. Cruella is a pretty competent film for a good chunk but totally falls off the cliff multiple times. Did Disney want a Disney villain or a DC villain origin story? Why the hell didn’t her mom react at all? That’s the most frustrating thing. She stands there.
The Dog Genital Cam (TM) is also an odd choice. So many weird decisions. This entire film may have needed another pass through the editing room to trim it down by a good thirty minutes. At that point, we would have had a fun, if not unnecessary, Cruella film.
What are your thoughts on this odd scene? At what point does a writer or director think, “This sounds really stupid?” Have you seen any other memes we should add to the list?
Let us know in the comments.
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