Friday, April 15, 2011

Cinderella (1950)

My Rating: 90%

Disney's Cinderella. nuff said.

Plot: (This is the narration that was used in the beginning of the film. I think it prety much sums it up best.) Once upon a time in a faraway land there was a tiny kingdom, peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella. Although he was a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still he felt she needed a mother's care. And so he married again, choosing for his second wife a woman of good family with two daughters just Cinderella's age, by name, Anastasia and Drisella. It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the step-mother's true nature was revealed. Cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella's charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters. Thus as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair for the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish step-sisters while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and finally forced to become a servant in her own house. And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

Really, it is altogether a movie of just great family entertainment. It's the simple classic story of Cinderella with a whole bunch of characters to love. The only thing I don't like about this film, and this is based off from watching this film in my English 122 class, how sexist it is through and through. i mean sure it makes sense cause, really this was made in 1950, but still, it has some not so good messages which are still being shown to the kids in our modern world. but hey, even the, it's still a very lovable family film.

Cinderella: The thing I particularly like about Cinderella now that i'm a lot older than i was when i use to watch this movie as a kid, is how she truly is gentle and kind. I mean sure it goes without saying especially since the Narrator points it out early in the film, but I enjoy how it is carried out, particularly in a sort of "love one another"/"Do unto others as they would do to you" type of thing.
The Mice: well obviously you especially have to love Jaq and Gus cause they are pretty fun. Though what I do not like is how you don't really understand what they are saying very much. I mean I only understand them now because I put up subtitles.
Step-mother: She's a completely dark, evil woman, who does not even have super powers or has a way of being deceiving or anything like that, yet what she does makes her one of the best Disney villains there is.
The King and the Duke: they wer funny especially when the duke was trying to inform the king that Cinderella got away and how crazy the king got after that.

Music: "dream is a wish your heart makes", "so this is love" "cinderelly" nuff said.

and that is my review for Disney's Cinderella.

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