Cinderella: The Glass Slipper Fits

Once upon a time there was a beautiful movie which told the story about a girl named Ella.

Ever since the 1950’s classic, there have been countless remakes about the movie. From live-action to animated cartoons, the tale has been retold throughout the past 60 years. There has been many live- action such as A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray and Another Cinderella Story with Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley. These movies did do pretty well in the box office yet they did not capture the magic of the classic tale. The fairy godmother was modernized to a helpful friend, the slippers were not glass, and coach was now a car. But the new Cinderella casts a spell on all of its viewers.

Some things I really enjoyed about the movie was the inclusion of left out parts in the previous tale. The movie is more closer to the French story, Cendrillon ou La Petite Pantoufle de verre by Charles Perrault. It included details about the deaths of both her parents. Also parallels to the story include the Prince waiting for Cinderella at her house. In the previous story, the Grand Duke was the only person going around to let the girls of the kingdom try on the slipper without the prince. Similar to the French tale, the new Cinderella ends off with the stepsisters asking for forgiveness from Cinderella unlike Cinderella immediately getting married.

With cool special effects like life-like mice and bright blue colors for the dress, the colors on the screen were so bright and colorful! The actors in the movie, Lily James( Cinderella) and Richard Madden (Prince Charming / Kit), did justice to their respective roles by putting emotion and life to the characters, especially during tough times in their characters lives. Sanjana Jampana, a freshman at Lenape says that, ” Cinderella was such a good movie because it made it seem like everyone was in Cinderella’s shoes through the trails and tribulations of her life.” At the end of the movie, I walked out with a smile, remembering the tale that was present throughout my childhood.

As a whole, Cinderella was pretty good, but at times it felt like the movie was fast at times, which results in my rating being a 9/10 stars.

If your want to see a movie that will bring your family together, then this is a must watch!

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