Too much of everything
Purely Joyful Movie!
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
I didn't get a chance to watch this one in theaters, but I did rent it and enjoyed it. It's a nice spin on the original and it takes some creative liberties, but otherwise it's not too predictable and there were many scenes I did not see coming. I enjoyed the original but this was even better. It's good for those of you who don't care for animated movies and wanted a live spin on the original fairy tale. Sure, the names are almost the same but it's good for a new generation. There are some parts that were different from the original fairy tale (before the animated film) but it's still good. It's also one of the better live Disney remakes out there, along with The Jungle Book and Pete's Dragon.
After a young, kind and beautiful girl remains without both her parents, she is left in the care of her merciless and greedy stepmother who transforms her into a servant. Although forced to live a harsh life, Cinderella always remained kind and courageous, in hope of a magical act which might turn her life around. This said, a charming apprentice she meets by accident in the woods might just be what she deserves. This real action remake of the original Disney animation is a wonderful demonstration that it can be done if you keep the story, present it seriously, hire a couple of good actors who know what is to be done and get a bit of help from a very talented animation team. Add to this mix a good soundtrack and you end up with a very good movie by itself. Yes it is a very good remake and yes, it is a very good movie without having to mention the Disney animation with the same title. Do I recommend it? Without any doubt!
It has many similarities to the original DISNEY version, with some variable changes that I felt enhanced the film. I am not surprised at the poor reviews, as these days there are too many platforms for opinions to please everybody. I LOVED this movie and found myself buying it a week after watching it on cable. I loved the CGI, the cast, and felt it enhanced the magic of the 1950s Disney film version. I enjoyed Ever After (Cinderella film), but it did not feel as magical as this version. Cinderella was a favorite movie of mine, but not my favorite. This is my favorite live adaptation of a cartoon (and yes, I quite enjoyed Malificent - Sleeping Beauty remake). I loved it and it's possible you will too. If you are hoping for a new plot twist, or it being based on ideals that resemble (or should) reality, then maybe this isn't for you. If you are picky about things, like Cinderella having a small waist or other superficial things, maybe you should stick to a different type film. Nobody I knew who has seen it was bored once during this film, but I can see why it could be for people with different interests or ideals. If you really can't spare a couple hours to check out the film for yourself, but you have an hour or two to spend reading reviews, then perhaps you really aren't interested in seeing it after all. Nobody can tell you whether it it is good, but you....or maybe someone exactly like you. Hope you enjoy the film too if you do watch it! I loved it!
Kenneth Branagh did convinced us with a fresh retelling of this Disney's 1950 masterpiece with a heart and soul.Lily James did a good job of portraying Cinderella, best part is Cate Blanchett in which she delivered a stunning performance and at the same time, can do scene stealing too.Still, there are flaws within this movie, they still need to convey more depth as there are things in the movie, it get too cartoon.