Cinderella Film Review

When I first read that Camilla Cabello was going to star in a new musical version of Cinderella, I was initially excited. The only thing that put me off was James Corden’s involvement as he spoiled a few movies for me recently, such as The Prom and Ocean’s 8.

A few weeks ago a trailer appeared and showed snippets from the Amazon Prime Movie and I had mixed thoughts because it didn’t give much away. Soon I discovered that Piers Brosnan, Minnie Driver and Idina Menzel were in on the project and I was back to being intrigued.

Best things about it.

On Saturday I sat back and watched it. From about five minutes in I was hooked. Using a variety of classic pop songs such as ‘Material Girl’ by Madonna and ‘Perfect’ from Ed Sheeran, this film was funky and cute in equal measures.

It had a more feminist approach than the original, with Cinderella wanting to be a professional dress maker. The director, Kay Cannon, is best known for the Pitch Perfect films and brought a lot of fun and energy to this project.

Recently I wrote about my afternoon tea at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom (linked here). Watching the Ball in the movie I soon realised that they had used that very same Tower Ballroom for Cinderella’s famous glass slipper moment and some cool dance routines.

I was in no doubt that Idina Menzel can sing as I had front row tickets to ‘If Then’ in 2014 and witnessed her incredible voice for myself. Similarly I got to see Camilla Cabello open the 2018 Wembly Summertime Ball and was also impressed by her vocal talent and dance moves.

With the prince singing Queen’s epic ‘Somebody to Love’ and a rousing version of Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Let’s Get Loud’, the movie is brilliantly soundtracked. Thankfully Piers Brosnan doesn’t sing (much) and Corden is only a very minor role, as a mouse.

If you have access to Amazon Prime Video then definitely check out this cheesy, corny, wonderfully entertaining movie.

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23 thoughts on “Cinderella Film Review

  1. I personally enjoyed the movie. It was not my favorite Cinderella movie but it was definitely aimed for the younger audience.

  2. Love this post! I’m really intrigued by this film as it has such a star-studded cast. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

  3. I didn’t even hear about this movie untill now but out of what I read it must be fan to watch! I add it in my list for the winter movie nights 😉

  4. So is the new Cinderella film a musical? The glass slipper part of the story never made much sense, unless she had an extremely unique shoe size

  5. I wasn’t sure about this movie, but this review was really good. There is so many renditions to Cinderella that I wasn’t sure about it, but it seems like I’m gonna find some free to watch it haha. Great post! xx

  6. Hello Jamie, you know what… I remember you leaving a comment on my Bridgerton post sharing about a Shawn Mendes songs included in the list of modern orchestra. I actually did not recognize it. haha. To relate, we all know that Camilla is Shawn’s lover. haha!

    I’ve seen teasers of this Cinderella movie version but never watched it yet because I don’t have Amazon Prime, I mean not available in my country. I love Idina Menzel’s voice in Rent Musical, Wicked Musical and Frozen of course. Thanks for sharing thoughts about it.

  7. I’ve been so on the fence about watching this one. I’m not a huge fan of musicals, but I do love that they’ve updated the traditional Cinderella story. You’re the first person I’ve heard give an opinion on it. I think I’ll likely watch it now 🙂

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