This film was just as lovely as I anticipated. It's the original classic revamped with more personality for Cinderella, the prince and even the step mother.
As a Disney dreamer, I felt that this movie had the spirit of Disney, and it was presented in a classy and nostalgic way. The changes in the story gave it more depth, and the world was enchanting. From the costumes to the landscapes, Cinderella had a renaissance feel with a little modern flair.
Yes, this is a story told time and again, but it is a story that everyone can relate to. There are times in our lives where we feel like the underdog, underappreciated and treated poorly, but the fairytale of Cinderella shows us that we can rise above the ashes, and be accepted for who we truly are.
The spirit of the story is a constant theme in novels, video games, TV shows and movies.
The fairy tale Cinderella is very simple, and it leaves a lot of room for creative writers to answer questions that other generations didn't ask.
What was the real reason behind the royal ball? Why was the stepmother cruel? What kept Cinderella strong through the years of her cruel stepmother's treatment?
Disney's revamped version answered these questions, and they added their own element of verisimilitude to the film.
Five out of five butterflies.
Bonus: The Frozen Fever short was adorable, and any Frozen lover should see it ^_^