“When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.”
Cinderella is a modern telling, in a classical way, of the classic animated movie of the same title. The list of live action Disney fairytale movies is growing every year it seems, but this is the first time I think they have done a straight live action adaptation of the property and not a twist on the old story like with movies like Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland. This movie is however, simply gorgeous to look at, EVERYTHING in this movie is so attractive and well put together you could certainly enjoy yourself for just that reason alone. There is more however to like about this movie. The visuals aside, the acing is pretty good here, especially the chemistry between our two leads. Another thing that was really well done about this movie was the expansion and humanizing of the wicked step mother. This is the first time I truly got an understanding for why she was the way she was, and that was really nice to see, without making her some kind of anti-hero in the end. I didn’t know what to expect when I went into this movie, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I got here. This is truly a solid retelling of a real classic. It doesn’t bring anything new other than a bit of side character development, but still a really solid movie.
Review Score : 7.5 out of 10