There is a lot to cherish in this live-adaptation, especially it's decor, gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets. Cate Blanchett predictably steals the scenes appearing as the wicked stepmother and Lily James melts not only the heart of her Prince Charming, but Helena B. Carter do another of her eccentric Kate Bush-like characters and the characterization could have been deeper.
An bland live-action retelling of the classic Disney animation which is always well suited for a Christmas viewing. Beautiful costumes and set pieces but most of the characters are either one-dimensional or come across as panto-performances, as with Blanchett as the step Mother. There are still plenty of charms, but this just isn't a film I'd choose to watch again!
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