Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
As old school and classic Disney as you can get, Kenneth Branagh’s retelling of the classic Cinderella is a charming, funny and beautiful film that will be loved by older children and just about tolerated by most parents! Actually that’s pretty harsh – the filmmaking craft alone on display here is worth watching (sumptuous visuals, glamorous clothing and stunning sets), as are the central performances of Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Game Of Throne’s Richard Madden. And in fact whilst it’s pitched, and often feels like classic straight Disney the Cinderella as presented here is no wallflower, instead a strong, independent Disney princess up there with some of the best of them. So overall whilst you’ll be dragged along by the kids, you’ll probably end up secret quite enjoying it. I did.
Best Bit: The Ball
Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy (for the kids)
If You Liked this Try: Enchanted, In The Woods, Maleficent
Author: Phil Hobden