New ‘Cinderella’ excels with old-fashioned charm

March 12, 2015 5:47 PM

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In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what it is, but what it isn’t.

It isn’t revisionist. It isn’t modernized. The good guys are still good, the bad still bad. Prince Charming? Still VERY charming, not a “Frozen”-style cad. And the evil stepmother? She’s not, like Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, merely misunderstood; As embodied by Cate Blanchett, she remains evil to t...

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