Video: Cinderella: How Not To Lose Faith In The Prince
The new film version of almost the most widely replicated fairy tale in the world turned out to be colorful, but boring and not too fabulous.
The pretty girl Ella (Lily James) from a not poor, in general, family, loses first her mother, and then her father, being left in the care of an evil, but very effective stepmother (Cate Blanchett). She, being on the verge of ruin, dismisses the servants and shifts all the worries about the house, herself and her two daughters onto her stepdaughter. Everything will end with a wedding.
Despite the fact that Disney's 2015 Cinderella is visually almost completely reproduces the wonderful Disney cartoon created 65 years earlier, surprisingly little has survived from the fairy tale. The beginning is more reminiscent of the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novels, and the finale looks like painted shots from the wedding of Grace Kelly and the Prince of Monaco. The eccentric fairy godmother (Helen Bonham-Carter) is desperately trying to return fairy-tale magic to the film, but the scriptwriters only gave her the canonical scene with the pumpkin, so the magic came out a little fussy. In 15 minutes of screen time, Bonham-Carter manages to change clothes, destroy the greenhouse, collect Cinderella for the ball and joke is not very good, but it seems impromptu.
Lack of humor, by the way, is the second problem of "Cinderella". It is clear that the audience of the film "6+" has a very specific sense of humor, but the problem is that there is none in the film. In fact, not a single comic character has been introduced into the picture, and there is not a single scene played out with irony or at least, to hell with him, direct childish fun. Meanwhile, the material of Perrault's tale is more than fertile ground for light jokes, and for witty irony, and even for topical satire. The Soviet film based on Schwartz with Ranevskaya and Garin is the best proof of this.
While watching our "Cinderella" you remember repeatedly with dreary nostalgia. Why, for example, did the scriptwriters of the new film “kill” the heroine's father? A normal human marriage of a kind, but soft-bodied henpecked and an ambitious bitch would breathe life into the puppet happiness of the prince and Cinderella. Why doesn't the fairy godmother appear on the screen just one more time? How long can you repeat the insipid mantra "be strong and believe in good" with serious faces?
The most important girlish fairy tale in its next reincarnation somewhere managed to lose the most important thing - faith in a miracle, that is, why we girls continue to keep the bright dream of a handsome prince and comfortable shoes. And without her, only nasty relatives, a lot of work and immense blue dresses remain in the world. But we, of course, still believe, you won't wait!