Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Could I be a Film Reviewer?


Cinderella is back on our screens and I was one of the lucky 25 to review this enchanting film for Vue Cinemas. I am part of a competition called The Vue People's Pundit and if I get the most votes for my review I'll win the opportunity to be the Family Film Reviewer for a year for Vue Cinemas! It will be like a dream come true, my personal fairytale.

Please take a moment to VOTE by visiting this link http://campaigns.socialvoteapp.com/peoples-pundit-family 

If everyone I know just votes once I might stand a chance of winning. Voting is open until 21/4/15.

Below is my review of this beautiful film...

Ella and the Giant Ballgown 

Our most beloved fairytale gets an enchanting reboot this year; a new generation can experience the captivating magic of Cinderella. Although primarily a love story, family is really at the core of this story.

Sweet Ella (Lily James) has her world turned upside down when her father dies unexpectedly leaving her in the hands of her jealous, yet seriously glamorous, stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett). You'll meet Prince Charming aka Kit (Richard Madden) who's eyes will have you entranced and truly believing in love at first sight. More depth and background has gone into all the characters, which makes them more believable, and the casting was spot on.

You'll be dazzled by the jaw-dropping costumes which make a gypsy brides wedding gown look understated in comparison. The arrival of The Fairy Godmother sees Helena Bonham Carter wielding a wand once again and spraying the film in a haze of glitter and hope. 

The grand ball is a sensory overload, a beautiful set and vibrant colours. Brides-to-be will be incorporating the first dance scene into their future weddings for years to come - move over Dirty Dancing there's a new cringe viewing dance in town.

The message of the film is to 'have courage and be kind', a refreshing addition to this classic tale and a sweet message for all. Take your mum, your sisters, your daughters, all your Disney loving friends to see the magic unfold on the big screen at Vue Cinemas this spring.