in the words of cara delevingne :
"cindersmella my ass."
I think I went into the cinema expecting a movie not so... child like?
There are so many Disney movies that appeal to all of us, despite our age differences
but I just feel that Cinderella the movie, isn't one of them.
As many of you know, I am a HARDCORE Disney fan and that I enjoy many movies
of many genres. By now, you guys must at least believe my movie taste has some credibility.
So here is my review on Disney's newest remake - Cinderella
I gave it a 5/10 on IMDB, and I was surprised it had a 7.8 average!
My first opinion is that I feel that if they were so set out on recreating a classic,
they could have done a bit more, there were so many scenes that dragged on.
It's like they had to fill up time to make it a presentable time span for people to spend money on.
There was obviously a huge lack of plot to barely hit the 1 hour mark...
The dancing dragged... when her dress changes into a ball gown it dragged...
so many unnecessary twirling and smiling.
Lily James' acting was okay I guess, didn't see much into it, nor did I feel much of it.
She does capture and portray the innocence factor quite well (in a good way?)
However I am positive of this true fact : Cate Blanchett saves the movie.
She is so deliciously evil as the stepmother.
Luckily for the movie, she was the only one keeping me entertained.
A mid 1800s 'Cruella De Vil' if you will.
There was something so beautifully flawed in her character - scarred by her past, threatened by her present and endangered by her future.
She was so malicious and cold hearted, yet at the same time you saw a glimmer of sadness in her own eyes that she tries to hide and discard because she's the type of woman who refuses to show any emotion that hinted in weakness of her own vulnerability.
I feeelllltttt for her, not that kid up in the attic singing Lavender's Blue to her mice friends.
Which on a side note I was so pissed off at because I was so expectant to hear Cinderella singing
'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" in the movie and not dilly dilly my arse...
Ugh, why didn't she????
Watching scenes of her the stepmother were so intriguing that I wanted to e'mail Disney and be like..."Hey! Why don't you focus on making Disney films about the backstory of your classic villains than wasting good money on remaking films that were completely fine in the first place!?"
I mean, Maleficent was fun to watch.
It's not the best Disney film but at least it was new.
A new twist, a new angle, a completely new story.
You didn't know what to expect, you didn't know why she is the way she is.
I honestly think Disney Villains have so much to tell and it is their time to tell it.
Cinderella's mother was kind so she was kind, Cinderella had a loving home so she was oh so loving.
But what about stepmother? Was she beaten as a child? Who took the magic out of her life?
and I quote -
'Evil queens are the princesses that were never saved.'
IT'S JUST ALL SO INTRIGUING!!
here is a list of the other things that bugged me:
- Helena Bohem Carter as the fairy godmother
had strangely off-putting teeth.
- I'd rather they have her in a Bellatrix Lestrange
costume than forcefully glam her up.
- I think they wanted her to be the quirky
Johnny Depp of the movie but that effect was not achieved.
At one point during the movie, I turned to my partner and said the follow:
"Is it me, or does the cringe-esque acting/script/scenes remind you of 50 Shades of Grey?"
It just felt that bad... what has become of me?
I actually compared a Disney movie to 50 Shades of Horrible...
Conclusion is this
I think Disney should leave their princess remakes alone
and focus on making high quality villain backstories.
I will just have to NOT hold my breath for the remake of 'Beauty & The Beast" starring Emma Watson due to hit cinemas in 2017.
There will be no singing, Gaston will be fabulously barbaric with no backstory, Belle with a strong British accent will be the nerd of the village and Beast will be sulking in his magical castle till the movie ends and everyone lives happily ever after except Gaston because he falls off the roof to his demise.
whoops, too late.