Here’s a movie that has been doing very well at the box office that I just got a chance to see. Ella (Lilly James) was considered a golden child by her father (Ben Chaplin). She was very loved and adored by him. This all starts to change when one day her father goes out on a trip and does not return. He becomes ill while on the road and suddenly dies. Once her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) takes over as the one who decides everything, Ella is now waiting on her stepmother and step sisters. She is basically the maid of the house. Ella’s stepmother is a very cruel and nasty person who does not like Ella at all. Her stepsister are just like her stepmother. They aren’t nice either. While at a ball, Ella has caught the eye of Prince Charming (Richard Madden). At the third stroke of midnight, Ella has to leave the Prince’s castle and all the Prince has is a glass slipper. He has no idea who she is. He will do whatever it takes to find the right foot that will fit the slipper and find out who his true love is.
I have to say that I was never a big fan of the original animated version of Cinderella, but I will say that this is a remake that is done right. I thought this movie was very enjoyable to watch and just an all around good movie. I am clearly not the right audience for this, but I will say that I did enjoy it. Cinderella is just a very pleasant movie and director, Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of it is one that will really suit this generation of young children well. Now people can show their children this, rather that the old version.
The acting we see in Cinderella are performances that we would expect to be fine. This really exceeded my expectations of good acting and gave us interesting characters to like and dislike. This is a story that everyone knows and we know what to expect out of the characters and what they are like. All of the actors just made this film a nice and entertaining familiar tale. Cinderella is filled with a lot of fun entertainment that the whole family can sit down and enjoy. Cate Blanchett is definitely at one of her best roles here.
Cinderella is a movie that had a Game Of Thrones Character. Richard Madden was the main reason I wanted to see this film. I really like him as an actor after watching Game Of Thrones. I think that he can take on a lot of different roles and in Cinderella, he showed how good he can really be. He was interesting and enjoyable to watch as Prince Charming. He fit the part very well. What I liked most about this film was that it was completely different from Maleficent and Alice In Wonderland. They were re-imaginings and this was strictly told for the new generation. Cinderella is a movie that I think you should check out.
Overall, Cinderella is a fun and entertaining movie that the whole family will love. Even though you know the story, it is still one you should check out.
Grade= B (Good)