Did you see the new Disney live action Cinderella this weekend? We did and we love it! Has the best theme ever too "always be Kind and Brave," Ella's mother reminds her to live by these words.
But first the NEW Frozen Short Frozen Fever is so cute. All the kids in the theater loved it too. Laughing at the antics. Most of the short was in song. There is a fun little surprise with the mini-me snowmen.
Elle is played by Downton Abbey's Lily James. When I first saw the trailer I thought but wait doesn't Cinderella have blue eyes? Are we sure Lily James is right for Cinderella? Yep, she is, the casting director know what she was doing. Lily nailed it. So perfectly sweet and spunky at the same time.
As much as Helena Bonham Carter is crazy creepy in some movies she is silly and fun and perfect as Cinderella's fairy godmother.
Prince charming was truly charming and I don't remember anyone calling him Prince Charming. He was just a kind prince taken by a common farm girl who wanted to marry for love. Richard Madden played Kit as they call the Prince in the movie, so well plus, his smile could charm anyone.
The always brilliant Cate Blanchett was the perfectly elegant and wicked the stepmother. The body lines she holds are beautiful! Well done! I loved how the screenwriter Chris Weitz add a human element to her. Giving her not an excuse but a reason behind her wickedness likened to what might really happen to many stepmothers.
I have to say this is one of the best cast movies I've seen in a long time. My only wish was that more of the music was in the movie rather in the end credits.
Bravo to the casting, costumes and screenplay. It's a classic we will be adding to our collection.
P.S. Be sure to stay to end of the credits to hear all the beautiful music and a fun little ending.