‘Cruella’ has a great soundtrack — there’s just way too much of it

'Cruella' has a great soundtrack — there's just way too much of it

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A good song choice in a movie or TV show can create atmosphere and elevate a scene. But when a movie becomes too reliant on needle drops, the constant use of songs grows old fast.

Such is the case of Cruella, an otherwise enjoyable origin story burdened by a music licensing budget too big for its own good.

Let me start by saying that Cruella‘s soundtrack isn’t bad by any means. In fact, it’s chock-full of amazing songs, especially from British artists of the ’60s and ’70s. Songs by Queen, David Bowie, The Clash, and many others do great work in establishing the movie’s era, setting, and tone. Read more…

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