After a long hard battle, there was a close call but the winner, fair and square is……Cinderella!!!! Next week will be McFarland in honor of our close call, but until then CINDERELLA!
Well I saw this movie and I had sooooo much fun and I really enjoyed the movie! I have honestly never enjoyed the Disney princess trademark but I LOVE THIS MOVIE!! It takes a movie that had practically no character and turned it into an amazing work of improvement and artistic genius. The character, IMMPECABLE, the story, makes a ton more sense, and don’t even get me stared on the environment…. IT’S GORGEOUS. I love it!
Now I am going to go over a few negatives in my fashion and then go back to immortalizing the movie. First of all, one problem was the drop of the hat death that takes place in the first five minutes of the film! Of course you know the story of how the mother dies and you do actually get to see the mother die rather than have it be a Cliff Note, but here there is a narrator, in mainly the beginning of the film, and when the mom dies, she (the narrator) is talking about the family and how sorrow would happen to them, and then immediately the mother just collapses. Like instantly. And I was just sitting there thinking, like really guys? There couldn’t be any progression of time or her at least coughing!?! Another problem is that in the famous dress ripping scene they just rip the shoulder, and I was like, you didn’t know you were going to be seeing a prince. I mean, in her mind he was just an apprentice… just stich up the sleeve and go. At the end of the movie the step mother locks Cinderella up in the attic and the prince comes to find her, and what is our motivated princess going to do? Not care and sing of course! I got really mad at this. I thought that the original captured the desperation of Cinderella trying to get out of the attic, but here it’s like “oh a life of happiness? Pish! Who needs that?!?!” Now this may be a preference, but if you are going to update a movie, update what is needed not what is not!
Now for the Fantastic parts of the movie! This Step Mother has an actual reason to be evil once she marries into the family. She tries to bring life back to the house, but on one party she realizes that she will never be a part of the family and over a progression of time turns more vile towards Cinderella. This was a needed touch the reason being that in the original she had no reason to be mean to Cinderella and it was kind of confusing, honestly. I also like that they explain why Cinderella is called Cinderella. It is tied in ingeniously and is proof that my theory was right! One more thing that was fantastically done was the prince! OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU FOR THE PRINCE!!! This character went from the most bland generic person ever created to a multiple layered, complex character that I actually enjoyed watching!
If I listed everything that was right with this movie it would take you three years to read it all. But for right now, this is what you have to read. I highly recommend this movie to anyone of any age, and I hope you view it soon!