Review: Cinderella (2015)

As with most people, Disney films made up much of my childhood movie viewing.  I own most of the classics and can’t wait until my son is old enough to watch them for himself.  If nothing else, one of Disney’s most impressive accomplishments with their film library has been creating what many would consider to be the definitive version of these timeless stories.  Peter Pan, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, etc. – all these tales have been remade time and again, but I guarantee that when you think of them you’re picturing the Disney version.  That shouldn’t be understated.  Now Disney has decided to make live action films based on their classic catalogue.  I don’t know why it has taken them decades to start this process, but it should provide them with a means of printing money for years to come.  Out of the movies “remade” thus far, Alice in Wonderland was really a sequel and Maleficent was a considerably different take on the Sleeping Beauty tale.  That leaves Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella as the first true, direct live action adaptation. Continue reading Review: Cinderella (2015)