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20 March 2015

Disney, Fairytales, and Women, Part 12: Cinderella (2015)

Have courage and be kind.


Well, I know I just said I was putting this series to rest for the time being, but I honestly didn't think the new Cinderella would be worth discussing. Once again, Disney managed to make a truly great movie look bland, boring, uninspired, and uninteresting in the trailer. Luckily I've learned, more or less, to ignore the trailers, and although I went into this movie expecting the worst, I was very pleasantly surprised by this interpretation of the Cinderella story. Everyone and their goldfish has already written straight-up reviews of it, but in keeping with this series I'd like to discuss some of the fairytale-specific tidbits, expansions, adaptations, etc. (I would recommend, if you haven't already, reading the installment in this series dealing with Disney's 1950 Cinderella first.)

Spoilers behind the cut!