Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cinderella -- New Trailer!

Lily James as the title princess.

Disney's live action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring the adorable Lily James of Downton Abbey, Richard Madden of Game of Thrones, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and Hayley Atwell, and many more recognizable faces. But what makes me most excited to see this film is that it appears to be a very classic telling of the story -- like Disney's animation, but in live action -- no twists or re-imaginings, because we've seen plenty of those already. Granted, there are plenty of the straightforward versions too, but in my opinion, there couldn't possibly ever be too many of those. And Branagh's rich directing style is sure to make it a thoroughly magnificent affair. This looks magical!



What do you think of the trailer? Are you planning on seeing the movie when it releases in March? And is this the way you prefer your fairytales, or do like the trend of giving them a modernized twist?

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  1. I agree - this DOES look magical, Sarah. I love that it looks "happier" than I thought (with the sets, costumes and overall "look") and that Richard looks better as the prince than I imagined too - seeing his picture (an unrelated one to Cinderella) left me skeptical about his playing this role. Cannot wait- and yes, I am going to see this one in theaters. :)

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    1. Yeah, it really does seem like it'll be a grander, prettier, live action version of the Disney animation, and that sounds great to me! I remember thinking the same about Madden, but I'd never seen him act, so I figured I was just missing something. And he looks great now! I'm hoping to as well. :)

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  2. I certainly I hope I get to see this in theaters! I'm really excited about this movie - the trailer is great. I'm not sure if I like the modernized or 'classic' tellings of fairy tales better, but I'm leaning towards the classic ones. Either way this looks like a nice break. :) I'm excited that Branagh is directing it. I love fairy tales. I'm really looking forward to this one. :)

    xx

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    1. Yes, I'll probably see it in theaters if it's reviewed well so I'm definitely hoping for that! I imagine it'll look great on the big screen. :D Fairytales with a twist do have their place, but I'm glad this isn't one, I was getting tired of there being so many of them... a nice break, exactly! Me too, me too, and me too. :D

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