CINDERELLA (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Cinderella—not as good as the 1950s animated version of the Cinderella story—sticks to the original story more closely than many remakes have done. The scenes of making the carriage suitable to carry a princess are poorly done for realism. Other than that, the movie runs on a straight forward story telling line with no unpredictable deviations. Fairly good watch for a child/adult share.

Storyline

Cinderella hopes for a better life and finds magical help to realize her dreams.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Kenneth Branagh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tim Lewis and Barry H. Waldman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Stepmother (Cate Blanchett), Cinderella (Lily James), Prince (Richard Madden), Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter), Captain (Nonso Anozie), Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgard), Drisella (Sophie McShera), Anastasia (Holliday Grainger), King (Derek Jacobi), Ella’s Father (Ben Chaplin), and Ella’s Mother (Hayley Atwell).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. But, the original 1950s animated film surpasses this live action remake for entertainment value and superior story telling.

Ben Meyers

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