Cinderella (2015)

Review: Cinderella (2015)

09 Apr 15

From book to film, it took me by surprise as well. The audience is treated to an opening idylic scene in a quite rural setting. Ella as a baby with her mother and father, and as the years pass one can sense that her childhood was a happy one, including the period her mother's untimely death occurred. All that was to change when her father remarried and died.

Her parents were the most dearest to her and she took great comfort in their memory and cherished their words. Their legacy kept her spirits up and her hopes alive through her trying times.

The costumes and period settings are beautiful, I did feel there was too much time spent on the mice, but oh well it is a fairytale after all.

The scenes with the fairy godmother were so enchanting I felt like a little child again, pointing her wand at the pumpkin, the mice, lizards and the goose and, last but not least Cinderella's change of attire to her grand entrance into the ballroom. Oh to have an attic like her's for a bedroom minus the mice of course and those glass slippers made for only one pair of feet.

This film does have its moments for humour "hairy dogfather". Cate Blanchett did wonderfully as the stepmother(but no one else will play Galadriel as well as she)and kudos to the actresses who did the stepsister roles.

Lily James and Richard Madden were right for the main roles and the other members of the cast made this famous fairytale a film to remember.

I gave this a five because of the absence of violence.