ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
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Matthew Chapman

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 probably one of my least favourite of the animated Disney movies and now the same can be said for this live action version.

I just found it really bland, at some points boring and brought nothing new to the table. Found it infuriating to watch Cinderella be treated like that; just stab them with a fork, poison their food or something!

Kudos to the casting crew with casting Lily James and Hayley Atwell as mother and daughter; there were some scenes where Lily James looked a lot like a younger version of Atwell.

The sets and the costumes were absolutely amazing and beautiful but I did find the carriage to be ugly and overdone.

The highlight of this film would most definitely have to be Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother; to see her playing such a good fairytale icon but still with her quirkiness.

Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.
Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.

I’ve seen it once and don’t have any intention of watching it again.


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