By Ellie-Louise Style
Review on the latest Cinderella movie that’s currently in the cinemas.
I must say with all the other Disney remakes, like Maleficent, I really wasn’t expecting too much from this new shiny Cinderella. However, I was proved wrong, it was actually surprisingly good, and I would really recommend going to see it while it’s still out!
In the very beginning of the film you get to see Ella’s upbringing, and what her life was like before her mother and father died, which I thought was a nice touch, as you rarely get to see this, even in the original Disney film. Plus, they showed her parents dying in quite a subtle way, so it didn’t upset the children who were watching it, as it’s only a U.
Not only do all the actors fit the characters roles perfectly – and their acting was superb throughout – I couldn’t fault it as a spectacle once! Plus, it was actually nice to see Helena Bonham Carter not play a villain for once, like she has previously when she played Bellatrix in the Harry Potter films, and The Queen of Hearts from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
But Helena wasn’t the only one who’s acting was outstanding, Lily James who played Cinderella was amazing too, and no matter how many people criticised her on her waist size during the movie, you can’t deny the fact that she looked stunning in that blue dress! And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan then you’ll be happy to see that Richard Madden is also in the film too, and he really is quite a charming Prince!
However, it wasn’t only the acting that was amazing, the graphics throughout the film were too! As everything magical that happened felt realistic and not fake, even when the pumpkin turned into the golden carriage you could see every slight detail.
You can also see in some parts of the movie that they have cleverly used anthropomorphism, for example when the lizard is made into a footman, so Ella can be escorted to the ball. As he still has lizard characteristics even though he’s meant to be part human, which I thought was brilliant.
Overall, I think this version of Cinderella is better than any other I’ve seen, but I wouldn’t suggest taking really young children to see it, as I don’t think they’d quite understand the movie, and it seemed like they was getting a bit bored when I was in there, but other than that it’s well worth the watch!
You can watch the trailer just below: