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“Have courage and be kind” – that is what Ella’s mother says to her before her passing…
I had the chance to preview Disney’s Cinderella this week before it opens in theaters AND I got to take my baby girl to her first screening. We had a blast and we both loved the movie. I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t know how it would be. How would it compare to the original? Would it be as magical? As classic?
Cinderella is a true Disney film. One that can make you cry and smile all at one. One that a little girl can watch and enjoy without being scared. One that has enough adult humor without being raunchy. And one that makes you believe in magic all over again.
I loved that Disney stuck to some of the same themes from the original animated version of Cinderella by including many of the animal elements, like Gus-Gus and even Lucifer (the cat). Kate Blancett made a beautifully mean step-mother, who made you dislike her as much as you were in awe. Helena Bonham-Carter brought to life to the part of the fairy Godmother in such a magically-real manner.
Cinderella has always been one of my favorite princesses and this movie made me feel like a little girl again, watching the story for the first time. I also enjoyed “meeting” Ella’s (later “Cinderella”) mother and seeing a side to her father that had not been portrayed in the classic animated film. When I asked my daughter what her favorite part was, she answered “the dancing.”
Cinderella is magical and such a great family film. I’m looking forward to watching it again and I definitely recommend it. But don’t take my word for it, check out this trailer:
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