On Saturday we went to see Cinderella at the cinema and it was amazing! It was so much better than I expected and I would recommend ANYONE to go and see it.
To be absolutely honest with you, when I found out they were making a Cinderella motion picture, I wasn’t really that bothered. I was sure it would be nice and of good quality, but it was unlikely to be twist on the fairytale (like Maleficent was) and therefore didn’t really hold much interest. However, when it was announced that the Frozen Fever short would be at the beginning of it, I knew that it would probably be something we’d end up going to see. In the end, my mum said she wanted to go and even offered to pay, so the deal was signed and sealed – we’d be going.
Well! I can’t stress enough, just how fantastic the movie and the experience was. Frozen Fever was brilliant. I’m sick up to here *motions way past the top of my head* of Frozen but this short actually restored all my love of it. I remembered how much I liked Anna and Elsa, how funny Olaf is and of course how adorable
Hans *edit, typo* Kristoff is. In just 10 minutes I was totally back on board the Frozen bandwagon and even laughing out loud. Bravo Disney!
Then came Cinderella. Well… beautiful, breathtaking, emotional roller coaster. That’s what it was. Forgetting the Disney ever made an animation of Cinderella (though there were clever references to it) this movie was just the most amazing re-telling of the Cinderella story and I loved it. I cried at ALL the sad bits and even at several happy bits. I didn’t expect to enjoy Lily James as Cinderella but I loved her. I didn’t care but for the Prince either (in the trailers I’d seen) but he was amazing too and I was sold on wanting my own Prince Charming afterwards. Not to mention (and how I didn’t know before I’m really not sure) Prince Charming is Rob Stark from GoT and he was DREAMY. Helena Bowen Carter as the Fairy Godmother seemed like such a ridiculous choice when I heard about it but she was amazing too and I wouldn’t fault her as a choice at all. Everything I thought I would hate, I loved and it was just great.
I really don’t want to spoil anything but honestly I loved it, the kids loved it, my mum loved it and it was great. I do think there is an age restriction on it’s enjoyment, just like any motion picture (kids just don’t get into them as much as animations) but I wouldn’t like to say what that age is as all kids are different. It’s definitely not a boys movie though I’m afraid but if you can persuade your guy or son etc into going, they probably would still enjoy it. If you haven’t seen it, then please do. If not at the cinema, then at least get it on Sky or DVD or something!