Cinderella – Perth Premiere

Growing up I was the girly girl with the frilly, sparkly socks and twirly dresses that would sit enraptured as Disney spun magic on my big, fat box TV via the wonders of VCR. I had my favourite Disney princesses (as we all did) and I was tied over Cindy (she had blonde hair and blue eyes, and my 5 year old self could picture me playing out my own future romance in Cindy’s place) and Ariel (she had a tail… enough said) so my affection would remain a tie (even to this day). Yep I am still a die hard Disney fan, open to magic and romance and whimsy. So when I saw that Disney would be releasing a real life Cinderella remark my inner 5 year squealed and jumped up and down in delight. Ok, honestly? My 26 year old real self did so too…

Anyway I am rambling. I know you only want to know the details of the movie so you know whether it is worth splurging on a ticket and choc top for your next girls night out. And if I am being honest again, it really truly is worth it! This Cinderella remake is better than the original. Tough call but I am making it.

Event Cinemas definitely know how to make a screening that extra bit magical with grape (non-alcoholic) sparkles on arrival and with boxed up royal wedding cake awaiting at our seats I was sorted (who needed the Candy Bar?)

With a head lining cast of Lily James (Cinderella), Cate Blanchett (Evil Stepmother) and Helena Bonham Carter (Fairy Godmother) it was always going to be magical. And Prince Charming (Richard Madden) will make you swoon. The remake is full of comedy and special effects that will make you believe in magic. (The scene with the Fairy Godmother preparing Cinderella for the ball alone will make you giggle, maturity be damned!)

But of course, my fashion addict self was also in awe of the fashion. When Cinderella walked down the palace stairs at the Royal Ball I wanted to clap, cheer and whistle – she looked that fabulous! The dress was so poofy and yet it sparkled and changed a million shades of blue with every twirl of her and Prince Charming’s first dance. Brides-to-be be aware, it will make you yearn for a frou-frou cupcake confection of your very own. And don’t even get me started on the glass slippers (sooo sparkly!) While Cate Blanchett oozed evil in poisonous green and spikey art deco jewels and Helena Bonham Carter looked like she might just POP if she accidentally poked herself with her own wand. Costume designer Sandy Powell take a bow!

Cinderella Costume Sketches

Disney Costume Sketches of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Evil Stepmother

I don’t want to give it all away and leave you without the magic that is inherent with Disney, so do yourself (and your inner child) a favour and grab your girls (young and old) and go see Cinderella on March 26. You won’t regret it!

Best part: the Fairy Godmother scene (if only my wheels were as fancy as that pumpkin…)
Best actor/actress: while I dearly wanted to be shove Lily James off the screen and take her place, it was Cate Blanchett who took my breath away with her evil hypnotic eyes and resting b**ch face pout.
Number one reason to go watch: if not to let your inner child out for a night definitely must go watch for the costumes – one word, magical!
Stars out of 5: all 5!


JB xx

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