Reel Simple: Cinderella simply enchanting


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Experience the enchantment for yourselves and see the all new Cinderella movie in theaters now.

By Alyssa Urayanza, feature writer

Ever since I was a child I have always loved Disney movies and the magic and dreams they inspired. Now, I know most of you will say that nothing can beat a classic, and a Disney classic at that. But let me tell you, up until a few days ago, I would have thought the same thing.

What makes the Cinderella movie so great is that Disney has literally found a way to bring the story to life. Of course, the original animated version is still the best, but there’s something about the characters being portrayed by actual people that really seems to bring the story to life.

The movie follows the same basic story line as the original, but the producers added in a few extra scenes that make this version a little more heart-warming and special.

SPOILER ALERT: A few examples of how the movie differs from the original is that Cinderella’s mother makes quite a few appearances in the first minutes of the film, and she is stunning. She is everything you would imagine her to be. So, for all of you Cinderella fans who have wondered if Cinderella really does look just like her mother, go check out this movie right away.

Another way this movie strays from the original is that Cinderella and the Prince actually have a chance encounter in the woods before the ball. Now I don’t want to give away too much about this scene, but let me just say it was love at first sight. Obviously, I mean it is a Disney movie after all.

But there was one thing I have always wondered about after watching both the original and the movie version: why does the Prince need a glass shoe to tell him whether or not someone is Cinderella? I mean she wasn’t wearing a mask in either version, and the Prince should have gotten a pretty good look at her face. I think it would be pretty easy to tell if it was her or not just by looking at her hair color and age. It could be only me.

Overall, I thought that this was a new and exciting side of Disney that everyone should experience. Not only is it fun for the whole family, but it is also filled with dreams, magic, and true love.I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars for it’s use of magical fairy godmothers and gorgeous twirling dresses!

See the magical new world of Cinderella for yourself in theaters today.