The Cinderella trailer left me with high expectations for this movie. But with all Disney live-action films, I thinks it's safer to have them lowered (and if you're lucky you'll be pleasantly surprised, as I was with Into the Woods.) This movie is pretty and the animals are charming and Helena Bonham Carter has never looked more gorgeous and the dresses were beautiful and oh-my-heart THE KING OF THE NORTH! But I think it could have been better. A few small disappointments: Cate Blanchett wasn't an epic portrayal of the wicked stepmother like I'd hoped, there was no Bruno, and the castle wasn't anything like the Cinderella castle (arguably the prettiest of all Disney castles). That said, I enjoyed the film and I recommend seeing it.

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