First Glance: “Cinderella”

So I had completely forgotten there was a new “Cinderella” movie coming until yesterday when Amazon dropped their first trailer. Hopefully it won’t take me long to forget it again. This particular first look doesn’t do the upcoming fantasy musical any favors. Originally slated for a big screen release, Sony Pictures axed its theater run and sold the film to Amazon Studios. Good move Sony.

Written and directed by Kay Cannon, “Cinderella” is a modernized retelling of the classic fairy tale and stars Camila Cabello in the titular role. It looks like the bare basics of the original story are there – a young woman is kept from going to the ball by her wicked stepmother, but with a little magic she finally gets to go and meets her Prince Charming. But that’s about all in terms of similarities to the original story. This looks to be an aggressive overhaul which brings along a certain level of uncertainty. And the cringy dialogue, bad jokes, and iffy music certainly doesn’t help.

“Cinderella” premieres September 3rd on Amazon Prime streaming. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

9 thoughts on “First Glance: “Cinderella”

  1. I do like Camilla Cabello as she’s one of the few pop singers of today that I can tolerate but… seeing the trailer yesterday as I was like… oh no as I knew it was going to be ridiculous but once the presence of James Corden came in. I was like…. oh fuck… this is going to be awful. Corden is overexposed now. I can’t watch him anymore.

  2. Huh…. They just showed the entire movie in the trailer. I am sure Disney cannot wait until they get the rights back and I this movie trailer does not excite.

  3. Yeah I hate to pile on here but I agree. This looks about as Woke as any film that has come out in the last five years. I’m all for diverse representation and getting some new takes on classic characters but when it’s done in a manner where you can see the list of things being ticked off, then we have a problem with patronization. Movies can find that balance — between inclusion and tradition. It can be done. It will be done. Hopefully soon

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