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The New ‘Cinderella’ Movie Is the Worst Musical I’ve Ever Seen

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.

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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.)

‘Into the Woods’: What the Actual Heck?!

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.

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‘Cats’

I had seen there was going to be a Cats movie this December starring big-name stars like Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, and so many more but I didn’t realize they were actually going to be dressed up like…cats. Lol.

With the choreographer from Hamilton and the director of Les Misérables and The King’s Speech, this movie is destined to be the unbridled hit of the Christmas season.