I’ve seen a growing number of musicals over the years. Most are pretty good but there are some that are legitimately terrible; namely Into the Woods and In the Heights. However, the new Amazon Studios Cinderella film is honestly the worst musical I have ever seen.
It’s so bad that I was wincing the entire time I watched it, and that was only twenty-five minutes of the film. I was trying to watch it long enough to see Billy Porter’s genderless Godmother and to see why the heck James Corden was in it but I couldn’t even make it that far.
I was honestly surprised Amazon Studios would release a film so bad to the public. The CGI on Cinderella’s mice were clearly unfinished. The acting from everyone involved, even the seasoned veterans like Idina Menzel and Pierce Brosnan, felt either cringe-worthy bad or unbearably stilted. The songs were terrible and to include remixed versions of “Rhythm Nation” or “Material Girl” was just next-level egregious.
I love the latest wave of diversity in media but this musical felt like it was stuffing every progressive cliche down our throats and it was SO ANNOYING!
All in all, do yourself a favor and don’t watch this movie. It’s honestly that bad.
This movie gets a resounding F.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
P.S. (And can this finally be Hollywood’s last attempt to placate James Corden’s yearning to be a musical mogul. Every musical he touches turns to sludge.)
I love musicals. They can be whimsical and fun, heartbreaking and grim, but my latest musical adventure featuring Into the Woods has got to be the most confusing musical I have ever seen (I haven’t seen Cats yet but I’m determined to give it a go one of these days.)
Into the Woods, a musical that dropped during Christmas time six! years just became available to watch on Disney+ today and at first, I was kind of enjoying the film.
The movie took several classic fairy tale stories and wove them together for a grand adventure that should’ve known when to stop…but the writers bit off more than they could chew. When the movie moves past the known content and goes original the entire tone of the musical changed.
Walt Disney Studios has thought of something brilliant; remake their animated classics for this generations’ youth. There have been some hits and misses but overall these films are reintroducing these stories to children in bright, colorful, and memorable ways. Today, I’m sharing a lit of the five Disney remakes that have made me really, really happy. Enjoy!
I’ve never seen the original film, I just remember reading the stories and finding myself lost in the pictures and the wonder of it all. When I finally watched Cinderella I was impressed by its story, I loved the extra material, and Cate Blanchett was an absolutely despicably perfect evil stepmother. And the costumes, oh my goodness they were gorgeous.
Plus, I thought Lily James was a beautiful and very sweet Cinderella.
Over the years, Helena Bonham Carter has become an actress I’ve become more and more familiar with, but most importantly I am always wowed by her stark roles. She almost feels like the female version of Johnny Depp to me. She plays all sorts of roles but those roles are often very memorable because of her remarkable performances. Today, I wanted to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!
Disney princesses have become a staple in American children’s lives. If you have a girl it’s pretty likely that they’ve seen a Disney princess movie and have a favorite Disney princess. I know I did as a child. My favorite princess was Jasmine.
And even as one gets older the love of these characters never fades. So, this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite will focus on the lovely Disney princesses that have spanned generations. Enjoy!
Cinderella was a humble girl, living with her three mean stepsisters and her cruel stepmother. She was always treated poorly, never allowed pretty dresses and having to serve them. But she never complained and her goodness begot her a miraculous occurrence; meeting her fairy godmother.
I’m sure you know the rest of the story and it is a beautiful one. Cinderella would end up living happily ever after with newlywed husband, Prince Charming, and she would never have to endure the ugly actions of her stepsisters and stepmother ever again.
One of my favorite actresses, if not my favorite actresses of all time is Cate Blanchett. Every role that I’ve seen her play she manages to transform into a new character and really hones in the idea that she is the most captivating person in the scene. Whether she’s playing an elven queen or a Marvel villain Cate Blanchett manages to steal the show and I absolutely love her.
That’s why, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I’m featuring Cate Blanchett as the star of this topic. Enjoy!
11. Ocean’s 8
It’s a shame because I was SO excited for the prospect of an all-female Ocean’s movie and it turned out to be crap. I honestly couldn’t even finish it, it was that bad! But Cate Blanchett was great in the film, as always. She was basically the Brad Pitt of the film as she portrayed this super cool female crook who always had the best style in the room. I liked her character but I didn’t like the movie. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Cate Blanchett→