Friday, March 27, 2015

Movie Review: Cinderella (2015 film)

by M. J. Joachim
I had a wonderful time exploring the famous fairy tale, given a new twist and perspective when watching this film recently. For the most part, the story remains the same, however there were some subtle changes taken which made the movie quite entertaining and thoughtful, in my opinion. In a word or two, the film was modernized just enough to make it come to life in today’s times. The director, Kenneth Branagh, did a wonderful job, and the costume design by Sandy Powell was delightful. I enjoyed the new script most of all, but I also liked the way the mice and other critters came to life. However, I missed Bruno.

It must be challenging taking such a time honored classic as Cinderella and turning it into something new and exciting for future generations. However, this particular film mastered the art beautifully. As much as the characters remained the same, their differences were truly remarkable, making it easy to identify with them in today’s times, while still being true to the original story. Cinderella (2015 film) gets a big thumbs up from me!

Thanks so much for visiting Writing Tips today. Please let me know your thoughts about anything Cinderella related in the comments.

M. J.

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