Fantastic but 101 is better i think (by rossrobinson)
I really like 101 Dalmations when it came out in 1996, now 5 years later i went to see 102 dalmations in 2001, i thought it was fantastic but i think 101 is better because i think it's more funnier, more humor, and also that movie was based on the same story as the cartoon version one hundred and one dalmations 1961 i wonder if there are plans for 103 Dalmations. I hope there is, maybe yes, maybe no, all of us dalmation fans will have to find out if there is going to be 103 dalmations in the future.
One more pup, and we've got twice the fun!!!!! (by sethn172)
In 1996's "101 Dalmatians," Cruella De Vil was arrested by the London Metropolitain Police God bless them for attempting to steal and murder 101 puppies - dalmatians. All covered in mud and hay, she spent the next 4 years in the "tin can." Now, 4 years later, she, unfortunately, was released from the jail. I say, that's about 28 years - in dog years!!!!!So, in 2000, Disney decided to release a sequel to the successful live-action version of the classic film and it is hereby dubbed "102 Dalmatians." In it, there is a 102nd dalmatian added to the family <more>
Oddball is the name, I think; I should know this since this was just shown on TV recently , and the puppy had no spots!!!!! Also, while Cruella again played by Glenn Close has escaped again, she wanted a bigger, better coat - made once again out of the puppies!!!!!I especially liked the theme song - I'm sure everybody loves the "Atomic Dog" song from the 70s or so. And now, we hear a bit of it in this movie!!!!!"102 Dalmatians" is such a great film that I keep on wondering - WHEN WILL THERE BE A "103 DALMATIANS?????" LOL10 stars
I enjoyed the film and would suggest to anyone just out for a good time. Don't take the film all too seriously because remember it's Disney and it's rated G. It's good clean fun although some parts may be recognised by adults but children would never notice, particularly the "triangle" between Cruella, Le Pelt, and Cruella's faithful valet Alonso. Glenn Close is fantastic and really has made Cruella her own and is believably terrifying even when she is "cured" of her fur loving ways, she can instill fear in the audience with her shrills that literally <more>
shake the theater. I even found myself jumping in my seat when she catches you by surprise with her 'bipolarity' as the dog loving Ella. All in all I will go see it again in theaters, I found myself enjoying it so much.
An over-the-top performance by Glenn Close makes this even better than her last turn as Cruella. (by TuckMN)
Enormous fun for both adults and children, this film works on numerous levels: there is everything from car crashes and cake in the face to some very good yet subtle jokes for adults.Glenn Close is at her sublimely evil best as Cruella `call me Ella' De Ville.After three years in Dr. Pavlov's Behaviour Modification Clinic she is cured of her desire for fur even the puppy-skin fur she had so intensely desired. She even has all of her fur coats placed in the dungeon of the extraordinary castle she inhabits.But it wouldn't be a Dalmatian' movie without the subterfuge and <more>
machinations of Cruella and you know that something will change her behaviour modification. And now she needs one extra puppy hence 102 Dalmatians to complete her nefarious scheme this time round.Ioan Gruffudd is instantly appealing as the hero of the film that runs the `Second Chance' dog shelter. Though he was in `Titanic' and in last year's television version as Pip of `Great Expectations' I didn't recognize him; well, he was Fifth Officer Lowe' in `Titanic' and I didn't see `Great Expectations' so I am not terribly surprised.Gerard Depardieu does a delightful turn as the furrier-pawn of Cruella. He prances and postures in the most outlandish and outrageous of fur clothing you have ever seen and does it well. His 'Wicked Witch of the West' homage is hilarious.Tim McInnerny is superb is Cruella's not-so-evil henchman he was also Alonzo,' Cruella's butler, in `101 Dalmatians' and you may also recognize him from all of the `Black Adder' Brit-Coms. He plays his usual bumbling, good-hearted, somewhat dim-witted character to great effect.Oscars for costuming are generally given for the entirety of the costuming in a film. This is unfortunate as the clothing worn by Glenn Close is amazing it is incredibly detailed note her handcuffs when she is being released from the Behaviour Modification Clinic and worthy of such an over-the-top character. Her clothing alone deserves at least an Oscar nomination.Animation holds a special place in my heart but comparing this film to the original animated film is like comparing apples to orangutans: it can't be done. Suffice it to say that `102 Dalmatians' is even better than the film version of `101 Dalmatians' that came out in 1996. There is a lot to like here: from the sight gags, the dialogue, and the costumes to the casting - it is a good film for the whole family.
This is just as good as the original 101 if not better. Of course, Cruella steals the show with her outrageous behaviour and outfits, and the movie was probably made because the public wanted to see more of Cruella. We see a lot more of her this time round. I also like Ioan Gruffudd as Kevin, the rather bumbling male lead. To use Paris as the climax of the movie was a clever idea. The movie is well worth watching whatever your age, provided you like animals.
Top "Family" Film. (by reubensong)
The current rating for this film is not a fair reflection. Within its genre it has to be near the top of the tree. I am a 39year old man, and feel i must fight for a film like this. It is cute and fun, that's what it should be. It has good pace, you won't get bored something that I can't say about 101 Dalmatians . The cast are all excellent, I personally love Eric Idle's role. Glenn Close and Gerard Depardieu make wonderful villains. The many animals that also star add to the magic. If you have children and fancy a fun night in with a movie and popcorn this one will do the <more>
trick. "I can't forget how much my daughter engaged with the story and laughed at the end of the film!"