When I first saw that teaser trailer of just a glass shoe flash across my TV, I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled at all. How can they remake this classic movie? I mean, it’s Cinderella, for crying out loud!
My adversity towards this film only grew stronger after I saw the letdown, Maleficent. That movie was horrible, even with Angelina Jolie, one of my favorites!
Well, I did finally get around to watching the official trailer for Cinderella, and my thoughts have shifted slightly. First off, I was under the impression that this remake would be an adaptation of the classic animated movie, with the singing and talking mice and all. That was not cool with me. I will say, though, that this doesn’t appear to be the case. The movie has a more dramatic feeling, I don’t think there is any place for singing in it. Point 1 for movie.
Also, I’m overly ecstatic to see one of my other favorite actors, Cate Blanchett, playing the Evil Stepmother! Now I am apprehensive, because I felt the same excitement with Jolie, so I’m hoping history won’t repeat itself where that is concerned. Point 2 for movie.
And last, being a passionate Game of Thrones fan (can you blame me?!), I am so so so looking forward to seeing “Robb Stark” in his dreamy role as Prince Charming. Point 3.
Now, my concerns.
Number one – the mice. They were such a critical part of the original, that making them voiceless CGI rodents might not translate with the same wonderment. I can’t imagine it will, actually, but we’ll see.
Number two, three, four, etc… – THE FAIRY GODMOTHER?!?!?! They cast Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother?!?! Noooooooo. That could potentially ruin the entire movie for me. Don’t get me wrong, she’s great in certain movies, but really, it’s Helena Bonham Carter. She’s not the chubby, soft, elderly woman that pops into my head when I think “Fairy Godmother”. I don’t see it.
But then again, all of my opinions are based off of a two-and-a-half minute trailer. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised? I’m already more intrigued to see the movie after seeing the trailer, so I need to leave Maleficent where it lies and come to this movie completely unbiased and with an open mind. Until then! 🙂