Friday, March 13th, Disney’s newest live-action film, Cinderella came into theaters. Also premiering before the movie was the highly anticipated short Frozen Fever! Since then I’ve seen both twice, so today, I will be talking about the both of them in a spoiler-free review. Enjoy!
It is Anna’s birthday and, feeling guilty about never having been there for her, Elsa is trying to make it the best she can. With a few complications along the way, like the Snowgies and more, Elsa leads her along the way of a, hopefully, perfect day!
This whole short LOOKED amazing! From the freckles on Anna & Elsa’s faces to the sparkles on their dresses (and even the ice cream cake) everything was beautiful. I didn’t think the animation could get better but it DID. I was happily surprised that there was singing in it. When “Making Today the Perfect Day” started playing, I was so happy, and a wave of excitement just hit me! This was because it was almost the exact same melody as “Life’s Too Short”, which is a song that was originally cut from Frozen. My sister and I love that song, so it was really special. I completely love this short, and I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling during it. It reminded me of the first time I watched Frozen which was really magical. And honestly, after watching this, I am much more open to the idea of Frozen 2. There are so many cute little things they threw in that really made it for me, but that’s all I’ll tell you about it. So, I think that all you Frozen fans out there will be very satisfied with this short! And, you NON Frozen fans… I think even you should give this a chance!
Cinderella is about a kind young girl named Ella (Lily James) who is left with her wicked Step-mother (Cate Blanchett) and horrible Step-sisters. After realizing how generous and sweet Ella is, they start to take advantage of her. But, with some help from her Fairy Godmother, she might just be able to attend The Royal Ball!
The truth is, the fist time I saw the trailer for this movie (and pretty much every other time I saw it), I rolled my eyes. I thought it was going to be extremely corny, and I really only wanted to see it for Frozen Fever. My opinion has completely changed since then, and I know next time not to judge so quickly! There wasn’t one bad actor in this movie. I love that you got to see all the characters’ backstories and how they evolved. It’s so interesting to watch Ella slowly get taken advantage of by her Stepmother and Stepsisters, rather then her just obeying them all of a sudden. I also liked that The Prince (Richard Madden) had a lot to do with the story and that he was a very good character. The only thing I didn’t love about Cinderella was the Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter). I didn’t hate her. I actually liked her a bit more the second time, but I just wasn’t a fan of the take on the character, but that’s just me. My favorite characters are Cinderella & The Prince because they both are strong, brave and kind. All of the costumes (designed by Sandy Powell) were breathtaking! During every scene, I was saying to myself (and my friends & family), “That dress is so beautiful!” My favorites are Cinderella’s ball gown, the outfit Lady Tramaine wears in her first appearance and the wedding dress. But, really, every one was amazing. My favorite part of the movie is the whole section from the transformation to when she leaves the ball. Your heart will swell up during those moments, I know mine did. It’s so magical, and you can’t help but smile the whole time. Overall, I think Cinderella is a must see no matter what age you are. This beautiful and inspiring movie about the power of courage and kindness will leave you with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. (Photo ©Disney)
That’s almost all for today folks, but before I leave I must ask you… Did you see Cinderella? What did you think about it? How about Frozen Fever? Any other thoughts? Tell me in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening and have a magical day! – Ruby 8:) (Also, a completely random thought, I noticed this Hidden Mickey. Not sure if it was intentional or not but I wasn’t the only one who called it out!) Ruby is a thirteen year old Disney fan, and she credits her mom with starting her early love of Disney. In addition to her enthusiasm for Disney, Ruby enjoys singing and writing. She will be reviewing Disney-related topics that are of interest to younger Disney fans—and their parents and grandparents!