Disney's Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh is fantastic! Now
available on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital, this movie is about a girl named Ella
(Lily James) who ends up living with her stepmother (Cate Blanchet) and
stepsisters (Sophia McShera and Holliday Grainger). Ella is treated
like a servant until one night when the prince holds a ball that
changes her life.
Ella is a kind and courageous girl who cares about everyone and
everything. One of her mother's sayings was, "have courage and be
kind." This is a good message to use in life. I think Ella as a
character is a good role model. She stands up for what she believes in
and is always very kind. This film is very detailed and precious. The
costumes in Cinderella are amazing and breath-taking.
All the costumes were very stylish and fit the time period. Every
sparkle, seam and ruffle on every costume were perfectly in place.
Ella's ball gown is spectacular and has very vibrant colors. In
general, all the colors in the sets and costumes light up the film.
All the actors played their parts perfectly. They are so into their
characters that they seem real. The actors fit together as a cast like
family which helps make the whole film more believable. My favorite
character is the Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter). She is so
funny and has a bubbly personality. She really looks and acts like a
Fairy Godmother. All the special effects seem real. In one scene, a
pumpkin turns into a carriage and it looks like magic.
The DVD of this movie includes some cool bonus features. One of the
bonus features is Frozen Fever, a Frozen short (based on the feature
film Frozen). In this film, it's Anna's birthday and Elsa helps out.
Another feature is Ella's furry friends. This feature is about working
with all the animals in the movie. Also there's a bonus feature about
the ballroom scene which made me realize how much work they put into
I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars for all of its incredible sets,
details and costumes. I recommend it for ages 3 to 19 because this film
would appeal to all ages but, there is a lizard guy who is weird and a
little creepy that younger kids might not enjoy so much. Cinderella
truly is spectacular and now it's available on DVD/Blue- Ray/Digital.
Reviewed by Mia A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth,
go to kidsfirst dot org.