Friday, March 20, 2015

Movie Review: Cinderella (2015)

 Cinderella (2015) Poster

Went w/ a school field trip to watch this movie and have been looking forward to it for some time. I wasn't disappointed.  This is, for all intents and purposes, a live action version of the classic 1950's Disney animated film with less focus on the mice although they're still present and semi-sentient. The visuals of this movie were jaw-drop stunning.  The evil step-mother and step-sisters you hated the moment you saw them and the sisters' screechy voices just added to it.  Cate Blanchett turned her performance of Galadriel on its head by being a heartless widow driven to advance by any means. Overall it has the same youthful innocence that the live action Peter Pan did.

About the only thing I wasn't sure about was the casting of Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.  IMO it just didn't fit w/ the rest of the caricatures.

Definite rental for the kids and very likely a purchase.

4.5/5 stars.

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