I couldn’t count the number of times that Cinderella has had a movie or television adaptation. But Sony and Amazon decided to do another one again with Camila Cabello. I wouldn’t consider myself to be her biggest fan, but I really do enjoy her music. With the new movie being a musical, it was difficult for me to resist.
The movie’s plot is rather simple and it’s pretty much just like any other Cinderella movie. You have the young and beautiful Cinderella growing up rather poor and miserable due to having two dead parents.
And what stands in front of her happiness all the time is her terrible step-family. Her stepmother might be the reason she doesn’t starve to death and has a roof over her head, but she definitely is destined for something greater.
What makes her a little different from the other Cinderellas that we know is that she really wants to be entrepreneur dress designer. But her plans to be a female business woman might be put on hold because her fabulous godmother is going to give her a magical dress whether she likes it or not. Better get used to those glass slippers.
I have mixed feelings about this new Cinderella. I thought Camila Cabello was very enjoyable as Cinderella and the music actually is pretty darn good. But the plot takes itself kind of goofy at times and the pacing of the movie (especially later on) gets kind of awful. While there was a lot to enjoy about the movie, it definitely is pretty flawed.