By Angela Balasanian
One of the most popular and classic animated Disney movies, “Cinderella” is now a live action motion picture.
Some people may be wondering, “Why Cinderella? Why now?” Well, the Walt Disney Company would like to say why not? The two sequels to the classic, “Cinderella II: Dreams Do Come True” (2002) and “Cinderella III: A Twist in Time” (2007), also increased the demand for this new movie.
The storyline pretty much follows the animated classic. The only noticeable difference is that the mice stick to squeaking, while in the classic they were able to speak. Lily James, the actress who plays Cinderella, has an elegant and appealing appearance that makes her the perfect fit for the glass slipper. Many critics have also praised Cate Blanchett’s role as the evil stepmother. Kenneth Branagh, the director, didn't fail to keep Disney's old-fashioned magic in his movie.
Paulina Stein, an LCHS junior, said “I absolutely loved ‘Cinderella,’ and I am going back this weekend to watch it again. My favorite part was when the fairy godmother turned the pumpkin into a carriage.”
However, not everyone feels as though the real life motion picture surpassed the classic animated film.
Richie Figueroa, an LCHS senior, said “I thought the movie was good, but I still like the classic much more because it reminds me of when I was younger and I would watch the animated Disney classics with my sister.”
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