I have been dying to get to the cinema to see this for weeks now, and finally I managed to get there. Like many, I grew up watching Disney films, so to get a live action version of what I would consider one of my classic childhood films, was a huge deal.
And I loved this film.
It was a beautiful re-imagining of the original animated movie, whilst staying faithful to it.
The cinematography and settings were beautiful. Colourful and vibrant.
I was surprised by how much comedy was in the movie, but it was a pleasant surprise. I found myself roaring at some parts.
The step sisters brought a lot of the humour- and they played their parts fantastically. As did the step mother. She was a great villain. I loved to hate her.
The fairy godmother- I thought Helena Bonham Carter was an intereseting choice, but she was great. Crazy, but great. She made me smile, despite being vastly different to the original fairy godmother.
The romance- of course it's Disney, fairytale romance. Cheesy but grin inducing. Cinderella was sweet, almost saccharine and Prince Kit was charming and swoon worthy.
I loved this film and I cannot wait to own the dvd. It actually makes me think it is a perfect blend of the original animated Cinderella and the film, Ever After