You may want to think twice before you take the kids to the Disney sequel, 102 Dalmatians. Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close) is a nasty dog hater who had been sentenced to prison after trying to make a fur coat from the hides of Dalmatian puppies. After many years and heavy fines she is released with one stipulation: she must never have anything to do with dogs again. While in prison, she was completely rehabilitated. Her nasty attitude and her lust for Dalmation fur was gone – until she hears a clock chime and the rehabilitation wears off. She orders her servant to steal all the Dalmatian puppies in town and hide them in the home of a dog lover named Kevin (Eion Gruffudd) without his knowledge. Kevin’s sight must be worse then mine if he couldn’t see over 100 dogs at his house. Next, Cruella goes to the police and tells them that Kevin has stolen the dogs, thus making her a hero. Now she has access to all the Dalmations in town, with special interest in Kev in’s pure white Dalmatian puppy, Oddball. Cruelella feels cinfident that she has plenty of puppies to make her coat until the dogs take matters into their own hands, or should I say paws. This is a cute film, but it’s a too long on plot and too short on action for kids to enjoy. My four-year-old niece Annie said, “It’s too loud and too scary.” I agree. I wasn’t scared until I realized halfway through this long, slow movie that I still had a whole hour to sit without any more popcorn. I give this so-so film a C rating.
This movie has been given a G rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.