Cinderella (2015) Review

March 16, 2015 1:53 AM

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Big screen adaptations of classic fairytale stories in recent years have often tried to provide a new perspective, either skewed or created, in an attempt to make new what once was old. Maleficent was portrayed as a misunderstood victim, Hansel and Gretel took up witch hunting and stories like that in ‘Into the Woods‘ twist the familiar into something contemporary. In Cinderella, director Kenneth Branagh is fully content with bringing the 1950 Disney cartoon into equally colourful, live-action life.

In a tale that is likely to be familiar even to those who have never seen the original animated film, Cinderella (Lily James) endures a life of servitude under the command of her wicked step-mother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and slightly less wicked but infinitely more dull step-sisters Drisella...

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