Don't be fooled by the title. Rather than 102, there are 4 reasons to like this sequel to the successful live-action remake of Disney's animated classic. There are the 101 spotted pooches, Glenn Close back in fine form as Cruella De Vil, Oddball--the spotless dalmation pup--and Waddlesworth, a parrot who thinks he's a rottweiler (and is voiced by Monty Python's Eric Idle). There are just as many reasons to be disappointed. Like most sequels, the story line is virtually a rewrite of the first, the secondary casting isn't as interesting, the dialogue merely serves to move the plot along, and the third act substitutes mean-spiritedness for comedy. After a period of rehabilitation, Cruella has returned to her old tricks. Once again, she simply must have a spotted coat and will go to any lengths to get ahold of the 102 dalmatians needed to make one with a hood. She sets her sights on the pups owned by her probation officer, Chloe (Alice Evans), and the owner of a local animal shelter, Kevin (Ioan Gruffudd of Horatio Hornblower). Her servant, Alonso (Tim McInnerny), and flamboyant furrier Monsieur Le Pelt (Gerard Depardieu, in one ridiculous outfit after another) are drafted to aid in her quest. It should come as no surprise that Chloe and Kevin fall in love, Oddball helps to save the day, and Cruella is defeated. Children should enjoy the animal high jinks, but adults are less likely to be enamored by this perfectly competent, but relatively charmless affair. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Didn't work in my region should be posted more clearly when orderingPublished 6 months ago by Danielle Murray
I have never really seen the first propally, but i could imagine the second been that bit better. Great for anyone, really cute doggies, and ther are 102 of them on a adventure... Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by Kathryn Pointon
I think this video is amazing because I like when Cruella DeVil got cook into a cake and when the Dalmatians spread frosting on Cruella. Read morePublished on June 21 2003
Cruella De Vil has spent 3 years behind bars, and in this seagual she gets granted her freedoom, but if she harms pupppies, she lose her fortune to the anmal shelter. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2002 by Stephen Verhaeren
What a waste. Disney doesn't know what to make anymore, so they make sequels out of films. Sometimes sequels are better than the original. "Toy Story 2" was. This was a nutty film. Read morePublished on July 5 2002 by Josh P.