Cinderella hit the box office last Thursday and has been a great success so far. The movie brought the story to life, alining with the classic fairytale perfectly with the only change being the design of the glass slipper.
“[It] was a great movie, that reminded me of my childhood and made me feel like I was a kid again” junior Victoria Garza said.
After her father suddenly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds her self living in misery with her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and two step sisters who make her live her days under the house as a maid. Despite her circumstances she refuses to despair.
An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger (Richard Madden) she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Suddenly help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who turns out to be Ella’s fairy god mother who happens to have a magic touch.
“There was alot of new faces in the movie, but they all played there part very well” Garza added.
Cinderella features a slightly lesser-known, but incredible cast, with a wonderfully enjoyable production, special effects, and the kind of enchanting, magical story audiences have been waiting a long time to see once again.
Cinderella does what a good fairy tale film is supposed to do; entertains, and transports us to a magical world that sparkles as much as on screen as in children’s imaginations, and teaches us a few universal lessons about the values of having strength and kindness. These are ideal values to have and the movie presents them perfectly.