Hello and welcome to Cinema Sunday, this is a new weekly meme that I will be participating in. Cinema Sunday was created by Jessica over at Escape 2 Fiction.
After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her circumstances, she refuses to despair. An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger (Richard Madden) she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who has a magic touch for ordinary things.
Release Date: 6th April 2018 (UK)
Length: 1 hour and 45 mins
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Rating: 4/5 🎥🎥🎥🎥
This is by my favourite Disney live action remake. I much prefer it to its original. They got the casting spot on! Cate Blanchett plays a great Step Mother, she so wicked, I don’t think they could have chosen anyone better.
The rest of the cast is great too, Helena Boham Carter is awesome as the fairy godmother and of course, Lily James and Richard Madden do a fab job as Ella and Kit.
The story pretty much. follows the same path as the original, but with more insight and back story to the characters which I think was what makes this film so great because it’s telling a more in-depth story of Cinderella and so you glean a better understanding of why she does the things she does.
The costumes and effects used are beautiful. I love Ella’s dress and how all the little details connect back to parents, which I think is something only the adults who watch this move would pick on. One of my favourite moments is when Ella and Kit meet at the ball, they are so adorable together, the one screen chemistry is pretty awesome.
The Dancing is graceful and looks pretty effortless, which is no mean feat in the huge puffy dress. 😍
For me, this is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again and never get bored with. It’s so damn watchable and I really like the message that it conveys:
“Have Courage and be Kind”
Here’s a trailer: