Sibling Rivalry: Cinderella

Wow, we surprisingly had a LOT to say about this one. Doug and Rob review 2015’s Cinderella.

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  1. Without having seen it, I liked most of your points, but:
    ‘The ballroom scene was clever because it was all gold with a blue dress.’

    In other words, it was orange and teal. It was the same two colours – the only two colours – that Hollywood has been using for the last 15 years. The same thing again and again and again and again.
    And now it’s clever?

    I saw Ever After, but I prefer fantasy and that one recast it as historical fiction.

  2. Aww, I was sort of hoping the next movie you guys reviewed on here would be Kingsman: The Secret Service. That movie was so much fun to watch and was so perfectly aware of itself. It was a perfect homage-yet-parody of classic spy films while also holding its own weight and being good on its own. It’s not a masterpiece, but it is an absolute JOY to watch.

  3. My favorite Cinder Girl story is an old live action English version. It takes place out on the Moors. The father doesn’t die. Instead the step-mother slowly poisons him, leaving him a malleable insensible husk. The step-mother also believes that shoes make the outfit and are perfect for husband hunting.

    There really isn’t a fairy-godmother, unless you consider the role of being owned by 2.5 people: a loyal manservant, the ghost of the cinder girl’s mother, and an old sea hag that lives in some water filled caves near by. The guy provides hope and the whereabouts of the hag. The hag provides the dress and portal to the ball. The ghost provides the shoes, that are not made of glass but flower petals. (There’s a no shoes, no admittance policy for the ball.)

  4. Seriously… I enjoyed this movie better when it WAS called “Ever After”.

    Well, guess I’ll give this one a chance and see it before I slam it down. Thanks for the review, guys. 🙂

  5. Youngbountygirl

    Disney has done three other live action Cinderella’s believe it or not that were ten times better than the 2014 version. If anyone wants to see a smarter Cinderella with better story, character development and a smarter Cinderella, I’d say watch the Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella or even the Hilary Duff’s A Cinderella Story. I think both those are better. The problem I had with this film was that it felt like Disney was running out of ideas.

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