PG | 105 min | Friday, March 13, 2015
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney's most recent version of the timeless classic Cinderella stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Richard Madden.
As if dealing with the sudden death of her mother wasn't life-changing enough, Cinderella (James) must now adjust to a wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine (Blanchett), who envies her new step-daughter's beauty and innocence. Cinderella's two stepsisters (Anastasia and Drisella) are nearly as dastardly as their mother, making the heroine's day-to-day existence far from idyllic.
Just when it appears there's no hope (or future) for Cinderella, a fairy godmother appears, bearing the magical glass slipper, and with ample assistance from the dashing Kit/aka Prince Charming, (Madden), Cinderella discovers her dreams can be reawakened and she reclaims the "fairy tale" world that she's deservedly entitled to.
Beautifully filmed (especially during the forbidden woods and the ball scenes) and relatively true to the original fairy tale, Cinderella continues the classic storyline of good, despite overwhelming obstacles, triumphing over evil.
Disney Movie Rating:
85.25 out of 100. Total of 165 votes.