I’ve always liked Disney films. I enjoy the happy ever endings and I felt that this film was a really good live-action version of the original Cinderella.
Although this did keep to the Disney cartoon version, I thought it was good that there were some interactions between Ella and the prince even before the ball. Although it seemed strange that Ella didn’t figure out his identity after it was oh-so-helpfully provided, I did like the way they had the opportunity to meet and that it wasn’t quite love at first sight.
I liked that the animals were in the film, too. The mice made me smile and when Ella’s fairy godmother appeared, I found parts of it quite amusing… if very sweet at times. It was amusing to see the goose tuned into the coachman and the lizards turned into footmen.
I thought it was interesting that the actual magic part was only a small aspect of the whole film. I thought it was good that more focus was put on the interactions of the characters. I also found it interesting that the stepsisters were ugly on the inside… but not on the outside.
There were some really nice scenes in this film and I really loved the music, particularly towards the end. I felt really sorry for Ella for a lot of the movie and I thought it was good how her kind nature still showed through, despite how she was treated. Perhaps that’s not very realistic… but I still thought it was good.
I recognised a couple of the actors in this movie and I really liked most of them as the characters they portrayed. There were some really nice costumes and special effects in this and there were some really emotional scenes that wrenched at my heart. I enjoyed the ending of this movie and I think it’s one I definitely wouldn’t mind watching again in the future.