Cruella was officially released this past weekend and while the majority loved it, others are having mixed feelings.
One thing people seem to agree on is that if mental illness is a tough subject for you, then a trigger warning is needed.
If you have family members or friends that struggle with mental illness, then you should tread lightly when it comes to watching the new Cruella movie.
At very least, be prepared for what you are about to endure.
Now, I will say, I went into the movie knowing that early reviews mentioned the movie was dark. After all, we are seeing an origin story for a villain and notorious puppy killer.
That did not stop me from being surprised at just how far they pushed the mental illness card onto the table.
Without going into too many details, the movie touches on narcism, Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) and being a “psycho” (it was a word used in the show).
Aside from that, the movie also touches on bullying, robbery, abandonment, death, grief, revenge and even murder.
While you may think that many of these could just be expected with a show like Cruella, there are those that may not realize how far Disney was willing to push that envelope.
Again, these can all be upsetting and considered sensitive subjects for those that have been through things like this before (or someone who has). That is why having a trigger warning for the show, could be helpful.
It would basically give you the choice to watch the show or at very least be prepared for these touchy subjects to be displayed.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Disney has gone down that path. Remember the live-action Dumbo movie? That was a good example of when a trigger warning could have been used too.
All in all, I did love Cruella and I particularly enjoyed Emma Stone’s performance as Cruella. If you know what to expect and believe you can handle those sensitive subjects, this is certainly a movie worth watching.
You can watch Cruella now with your Disney+ subscription and premier access (the movie is $29.99 to rent).