Disney brings new life to old fairy tale classic

March 24, 2015






By Arianna Aguirre 


The movie Cinderella is a classic tale that has had a variety of remakes due to its impeccable storyline.


I had the opportunity to watch a classic tale be brought to live action by Disney, 65 years since the original was released. 


The new film did wonderfully by sticking to the original story line as well as casting the actors to their characters, each played their role extremely well.


Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes

Lily James as Cinderella, Sophie Mcshera and Holy Granger as the two evil step-sisters in

Disney's Cinderella released March 13.


 The film also had beautiful detail when it came down to scenery and all the costumes, which were made by Sandy Powell.


Cinderella’s dress had layers and layers of tulle and atleast four miles of thread.


 I am sure that I am not the only one who is glad the live action film stuck to a blue dress, as seen in the original film.


For the very few not familiar with the famous fairytale, Cinderella(Lily James) has been raised to

be extremely kind and kept that kindness even when her horrible step mother (Cate Blanchett) and

two wicked step sisters (Sophie McShera and Holy Granger) made her their servant her father passed.


However, when Cinderella meets Prince Charming (Richard Madden) things turn for the best. 


They meet in the forest and Prince Charming introduces himself as an apprentice rather than a prince, thinking Cinderella would treat him differently. 


After her stepmother and step sisters ruin Cinderella’s dress for the ball, a Fairy Godmother comes to the rescue and provides her with a gold carriage, horses, a beautiful blue dress and of course glass slippers. 


Cinderella then has a magical time with Prince Charming, but when the clock struck midnight she ran and her glass slipper was left behind.


 When the Prince finally finds Cinderella again, as how a fairytale should end, they live happily ever after. 


I must say that after all the remakes and the story being heard a dozen times, this film definitely outshines them all. 


The whole movie I could not keep my eyes off the screen from the love, the evilness and the magic.


Kenneth Branagh (Director) and Chris Weitz (Screenplay writer) respectfully retold the story of Cinderella and Walt would be extremely proud.


 Cinderella is definitely a must watch.








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