#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella’s life. Ella becomes one with her pure heart when she meets the Prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course.
Plot: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
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An improvement on Disney’s past attempt from 1950.
I do like the animated version from the studio, but this 2015 release of ‘Cinderella’ makes for a more enjoyable experience in my eyes. Lily James and Richard Madden are smart choices to play Cinderella and Prince, while Cate Blanchett is impressive as the Stepmother. Helena Bonham Carter (Fairy Godmother), Stellan Skarsgård (Grand Duke) and Nonso Anozie (Captain) are also noteworthy.
The premise has a few changes, the ending plays out slightly differently compared to the ’50 production – to positive effect. It also makes the nastiness of Blanchett’s character unmistakably clear, I actually felt hatred for her – which wasn’t the case, at least to the same extent, with the original.
Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
I’m honestly concerned that this isn’t a movie that anyone is going to watch again and again, but it’s a solid watch, and a definite improvement over the 1950 animated classic, though I can’t say this touches “Ever After” for me.
The original story was somewhat lacking, but had fantastic animation for the time, along with voice acting and writing parallel with the movies of its time. I’m somewhat sad to say that is a fair difference in quality compared to modern standards.
Disney very much kept this dumbed down for younger audiences, and I expect them to have more fun with scenes like “lizard footman eats a fly”, but in the very least they steered away from realistic cg talking animals (a creepy factor in many of the live action remakes), though they do make a very specific nod to it at the beginning of the movie.
While I do think they managed to improve on almost ever facet of the original, it certainly isn’t without flaws.
The casting is all over the place, which, I’m sure, affected the odd character development. Oddly, the less important characters, the men, in this case, are fine, I really have zero to say other than I rather like Nonso Anozie in anything he’s in, and I did think the bit about “Kit” was a rather inspired thing.
I understand that Kate Winslet has had a villainous kick the past few years, and she plays “stuck up snoot” very well, but seeing Helena Bonham Carter come in to give us “the fairy godmother who ain’t got time for dat” really makes me wonder if they just weren’t paying her enough to care. It would have made more sense to let Winslet elevate the fairy godmother (one of the only things that really wasn’t) and let Carter goes Bellatrix Lestrange as the Wicked Stepmother.
Sophie McShera did a marvelous job of making me hate her character, and Holliday Grainger kept making me see Katherine Heigl if we could keep her away from tanning beds, so they both did a marvelous job as wicked stepsisters (honestly, probably the best performances of the movie).
For some reason though, they made a very strange decision to make all the wicked women gingers, though not with a very convincing dye job. I don’t know if it was supposed to be representative of their tacky fashion and the ability to dye hair at the time, or if Disney really thinks gingers don’t have a soul, but it was a blaring message, if illegible.
What makes me think that they don’t care at all is Lily James. She’s lovely, she did a good job with the role as written, and I’m dying to see her in anything else to see if any of the oddities were her, or she’s done just as good as Winslet with the roles they were given.
Cinderella is traditionally a “fairest in the land” look, given that it’s the middle of Europe, I imagine northern was exotic once upon a time, or at least certain people thought so she is traditionally very blonde and very fair. Lily James is neither (in this, despite some of the posters), so I thought they were taking a more Germanic look with a more honey colored hair….but it is also very oddly colored, and perhaps we wouldn’t have notice if it wasn’t for her very prominent BLACK eyebrows (which I have nothing against, I actually think they’re lovely) which would have been simple enough to die to match. Alternatively they could have abandoned blonde altogether (plenty of versions do). It is just very odd to spend millions of dollars to do something purposefully (and repetitively) to make it look like they don’t care and objectively make their movie worse.
Overall, it’s this sort of attitude that seeps into the movie at different points. It could have been a masterpiece, but instead, everyone knows it’s a guaranteed paycheck on the title alone and made something that ends up being rather average despite itself.
Far bette than the 2021 remake
Watch this movie instead of the 2021 one because that one had a horrible cast and the music was bad. This movie although isn’t perfect but is great to watch.
Enchanting and beautifully done
This is a painstakingly detailed and visually sumptuous production which shows every aspect you could want to see of Cinderella from young to the wedding. The effects are delightful namely the transformation of the horse and carriage and slipper and dress. The fairy tale land and palace is suitably picturesque without looking too CGI.
Casting is mostly good with a predominantly British cast. Lily James with her tiny waist delivers an expressive and likable performance. While not the most classically beautiful actress she is fresh and charming. What’s with her dark eyebrows though? Stepsisters were well played by the slightly plump Holiday Grainger and Sophie McShera of Downton Abbey. Helena Bonham Carter is quirky as Fairy Godmother. Cate Blanchett was superb – giving a suitably theatrical and quite spellbinding rendition of the wicked stepmother that added top class acting to this movie.
Unfortunately as the prince, Richard Madden wasn’t quite dashing enough. He is a bit too short and looks ordinary and dour.
The story is faithful where it counts and has a small twist regarding the stepmother which doesn’t spoil things. Some of the dialog was a bit pedestrian and not that well written but it doesn’t matter. There is a bit a of a Kate & William hint with the Buckingham Palace like fountain outside the balcony after the wedding.
Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is a faithful, thorough very well done live action movie that is more delightful than any cartoon could be.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 54 min (114 min) (Taiwan)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Family
Director Kenneth Branagh
Writer Chris Weitz, Charles Perrault
Actors Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 37 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat (uncredited), Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1 (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo, C- and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, C- and G-Series Lenses, Red Epic Dragon, Panavision C- and G-Series Lenses (some scenes)
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 200T 5213), Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema