Everything is mesmerizing, especially the exquisite and flowy blue dress that she wears to the ball. Her last costume is also very alluring with its silky smooth veil and graceful white wedding dress with delicate flowers details. Without a doubt, the costume department is doing an amazing job.
This is exactly what one would expect from a modern retelling of a classic fairytale. Lily James was perfectly suited to the role, her energy and personality completely transformed the character into a someone to inspire hope and goodwill. And God, Sandy Powell's costuming was nothing short of perfection.
Admito que desde criança a Cinderella irrita-me. Passa a vida a ser espezinhada pelos outros sem nunca se saber defender. Apesar da mensagem bonita do filme (ideia de karma) nunca foi uma princesa que me inspira-se ou que, gostasse particularmente. Contudo, decidi ver o filme pelas actrizes Cate Blanchett (madrasta) e Helena Bonham Carter (fada-madrinha). É um filme querido, com boas actrizes e bom guarda-roupa.
Kenneth Branagh widersteht der Postmoderne mit all ihren kleinen Referenzen und Links. Seine Cinderella ist schön altmodisch und das bedeutet warmherzig. Er meidet auch unpassende Schattierungen in Cinderellas (Lily James) Charakter: Sie bleibt das verschmähte Waisenkind und gewinnt das Herz des Prinzen... mehr auf cinegeek.de
Lily James brings a plus charm to this version, she s very convincent and didnt get intimidated by Blanchet s perform, which is always great. The movie is delightfully sweet and of course we cant expect a masterpiece because we re all know how it begins and ends, but Branagh did a very good artistic job filled with sweetness. Surprisingly enjoyable. 3.5
Better than it had any right to be. I never needed/wanted a live action interpretation from the very studio that perfected the story but the money went to the right people/places because this was cute in a heavily endearing way. Branagh must know fairy tales as much as he knows Shakespeare. Nothing like a heartwarmer for the disenchanted as long as you aren't a grumpy gus who requires everything be original as fuck.
Thank you for this, Kenneth Branagh. I forgive you for Thor. Formally a nostalgic callback to a more dignified time in Hollywood that does its best - and often succeeds - at bringing traditional methods into the modern system, all the while managing to be subtle enough so as not to be heavy-handed or obnoxiously old-fashioned. Manages to make the dated, problematic, plot, and Cinderella herself, somewhat empowering.
The moral teaching of the movie is good, that is, the importance of courage and being kind. However, the choice to make the story to be faithful to the traditional value is rather irrelevant : your happiness as a woman is dependent on a man. So, with all courage and kind that Cinderella has, she still has to go through hell and back only to get the prince charming. I like Kate though. She is beautifully scary.
Unnecessary? Maybe. But despite this being nothing new, the costume and production design was lavish and beautiful, and some of the performances were quite memorable and shine brightly through the problems. Delightfully old-fashioned, and wholly enjoyable. Cynics and snobs need not watch.