Hey hello I’m back after an era almost! I wish all of you are doing great….. I’m fine! (imagining to answer your unasked question lol)
I watched this movie yesterday
At first I expected the same old fairy tale, with outdated concepts where a miserable, overkind hearted girl has a magical turn in her life after a Prince falls in love with her!
Once upon a time……….. And a happily ever after!
Surprisingly the starting and ending , was the same even in this movie 😆
The movie starts with a girl named Ella. Yeah her name is Ella,(take a note) it’s just her step sisters who call her Cinderella, as she would often be seen covered up in cinder as she stays in a dingy basement.
Ella was a same miserable, overly kindhearted girl, but here she had an ambition of her own! (she wants to be a fashion designer) she works day and night for her dream…
Isn’t it cool?!
And on the other side comes our “Prince Charming” a king to be who doesn’t care much about the kingdom, just enjoys with his merry boys, “Mama boy” ,(useless) that’s what his people think he is! He has a little sister “Princess Gwen” smart, witty, always has some beautiful scheme for the people’s welfare finally the kingdom is handed over to her the most eligible one without being discriminated for being a girl even her brother likes it that way!
But no! Prince Charming was way more than his people’s imagination,as a kid he wanted to be a king but his father has set a bad example he didn’t want to end up like him . He hated when someone kept giving him instructions, he just wanted to breathe freely . Subsequently he learns to “Choose himself” isn’t it great?! He also seems to be a great pianist! A good friend and person with class and manners. (He was just a fish on a tree)
Ella has a pet larva in her basement which becomes a cocoon and turns into a beautiful butterfly which here in turn is our “Iconic godmother” here the magic that is going to change her life is the karma of her good deed! She didn’t get it she earned it !😉
Ella wants to go to the ball to make her life better by showing foreigners her beautiful creations of the costumes she designed and not to get a prince! And yeah as she expected she gets a job offer! But she and the prince fall in love , when he expresses his feelings both were honest they liked each other. But when she was kept a choice “the royalty or her dream” she chooses “dream her ambition” she chose herself!!!
The even better part was the Prince Charming, He was portrayed sensible enough to accept her No for a No! (preach), rather than most of the heroes in many movies who literally would be speaking dialogues like “every girl would like to marry a guy like Sharukh Khan and Salman Khan but there are only 2% of men like them, the rest of the men are like us so u got no other choice rather than choosing me, blah blah blah and finally the heroine marries him. STUPID! ( this is a famous scene from a popular Tamil movie😂)
The best part about this movie was no one was portrayed bad even the Stepmother, she had a backstory where being ambitious had cost her life, she was left a widow because her husband didn’t want a lady to aim high, so for the sake of her step daughter’s safety she was being rude!
The king and queen of the kingdom’s character was also portrayed well. The king who silenced his queen and had a slightly bigger throne than her to show his superiority, and his queen also wasn’t subtle she makes her husband realise his wrongs, and finally makes her voice heard. woof! She was amazing! She supports her son’s decision!
At the end of the movie both Prince Charming and Ella confess their love and stay together. But here Prince Charming supports her dream and agrees to travel world with her to pursue her dream job! Still most of the families think if it’s choice between work and family mostly it’s the women’s duty to leave their jobs and settle.
This story made it clear that women’s dream matters as much as anyone elses’! It is not something that has to be taken for granted!
The whole story was retold in a modern way keeping the essence of the original story same. It covered up all the details of the original story in a feminist ideology! Leaving behind the toxic sexist ideology!
The “iconic glass slipper ” scene was recreated most iconically where Ella says to herself “dress up for ur comfort” and throws one of her shoe on Prince’s bestie’s face when he tries to stop her 😂!
Only thing which most of them may not like about this movie is there were more songs than dialogues in this movie,in every two minutes there pops a 5mins long song😂 Even hum aapke hain koun (famous Hindi movie) with 14 sound track throughout the movie may have more dialogues than this movie . It is so unlikely to expect that from a Hollywood movie 😅.
But overall it was a much better version of Cinderella (Ella). Which went well with modern times. Recommend this version of Cinderella to the kids of this era! I loved it❤❤
All love, no hate!
Lovingly 🍯 honey!