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Cinderella - A Ms. H Movie Review

Written by RealMsH

Disclaimer:  This movie review is mine alone and does not reflect the views of AllGames.

Introduction to Cinderella - A Ms. H Movie Review

As you probably know, Cinderella is a 2015 movie which is available on DVD. In fact, you can get the DVD for under $10.00 at Amazon.  If you want the DVD, order through the Amazon link at My movie review will be based on watching Cinderella at the movies, rather than the DVD version - even though, they are, of course basically the same.

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Storyline of Cinderella

I’m sure you already know the fairy tale story of Cinderella, so I will not rehash that here.  The movie stayed close to the actions in the book, with a few additional characters and changes. I want to focus on the actresses who played the two unattractive step-sisters and step-mother in the movie. This may have been by design; however, one of the step-sisters was actually comical. Additionally, to me, they treated Cinderella both cruel and unfairly. The mean step-mother, played by Cate Blanchett was quite effective in not only looking authentic in her role but acting her part as well.

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My favorite part of the movie is the transformation of Lily James, who plays the part of  Cinderella -- when she was getting dressed in her beautiful gown.  If I was to compare Cinderella’s transformation to that of Belle’s from Beauty and the Beast, I think Belle’s change  to her stunning gown was done more creatively.  That may be because Cinderella was released in 2015; while Beauty and the Beast came out later -- in 2017 when I’m sure more technology was available for use in the movie.   That being said, there was a high level of creativity in both movies.


Cinderella in the Real World

Relative to the real world, I would like to point out a disparity, especially with the degree of diversity in today’s society.  In the real world, there are probably many people who would like to see themselves as Cinderella as seen on the big screen. Many great movies had other diverse people to appear in their movies, such as the Wizard of Oz and other movies.  A nice twist to Cinderella would have been to show her as a woman of color, Latino or Hispanic. That being said, looks like the writer and producers wanted to stay true to the fairytale; however, I  want to offer this up as a suggestion for any future Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast or other similar movies for that matter.

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Assessment of Cinderella

I thought Cinderella was a joy to watch and when the movie was over, I was smiling -- which is always a good sign. The cinematography was eye-catching, and I did not have to close my eyes or ears on any of the movie scenes because they were too loud, gross, disturbing, etc..  It was a nice break to see a simple fairy tale movie without all the loud explosions and other methods movie writers and directors use to get your attention. And of course, I’m all for stories that have a happy ending.

Rating of Cinderella

Based on a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest, I rate Cinderella 3 stars.

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