PaoAndrade’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don’t have much to say other than I really enjoyed it.
When the first still came out I was really excited for the film, then the trailer happened and I hated it and feared it would be Disneyfied a la Maleficent. Then the embargo lifted and I had hope again... turns out, it is Disneyfied, which is a shame cause I would have loved to have had the film portraying the journey of an actual unhinged villain. But it was still a lot of fun.
Forgetting about what I wanted to get and focusing on what I got, the movie worked! I didn’t feel the two hours cause the pacing was fast, maybe one to many montages, but at least they were fun montages.
And Emma Stone and Emma Thompson were phenomenal.
I wouldn’t call it the best live action remake to date, but it’s also not the worst one.