I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

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Cinderella is Disney’s most iconic Princess town for as the pauper turned Royalty after meeting for a Prince,  falling in love and getting married in less than a week!

This Disney Princess is so popular that there are at least 5 Cinderella movies that dates as far back as 1950, this of course does not include the “Another Cinderella Franchise”. There is something Producers and Directors love about the pauper turns royalty 

Imagine my surprise when I was browsing through a streaming site and found yet another “Cinderella” which was released on September 3, 2021. I did my due diligence to watch the movie and share my review without giving too much away, so you didn’t have to watch the movie.

The Premise

Cinderella is a 2021 romantic musical film based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault. Written and directed by Kay Cannon, it stars singer Camila Cabello as the title character in her acting debut, alongside Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan.

I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

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Camilla Cabello stars in CINDERELLA
Photo: Kerry Brown

This is the modernised and re-imagined version of the Fairytale so there are certain elements from the original or previous versions that have been left out and re-done to suit 2021. 

If you love musicals, you will appreciate this film as there was more singing than talking as it was produced by Late Show Host James Corden who has a background in performing on Broadway. The songs used in the film replaced natural talking and flowed seamlessly and featured hits like: “You Gotta Be”, “Somebody to Love”, ” Whatta Man”/Seven Nation Army“,  and “Let’s Get Loud” just to name a few.

Cinderella, remains the girl in the basement/attic, however! Sis is a talented, inspiring Fashion Designer who makes designs and makes dresses in her spare time when she’s not being hounded by her Stepmother and Stepsisters. While we are on this note– the part where the Father remarries the Stepmother then dies soon after has been omitted as after all these years we all know how that went down. The step-sisters have a voice and somewhat of a personality as we see them interacting with Cinderella after asking feedback on how they look and then takes her advice to heart in a good way.

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The Prince & His Family

I have always wondered where the movie was set as the “Royal Family” and all who worked in the Kingdom have a British accent and everybody else have an American accent. Does anybody else find that weird? 

The Prince is somewhat detached from reality and is not interested in carrying on the work of his Father (being a King) and is interested in finding out what else is out there for him. Unlike his father, he does not want to meet a girl and marry her the same day, but is interested in getting to know her, then maybe marry her.

There is a part of the movie I didn’t like which is how women of the Royal Family are treated which includes the Queen and the Princess where their thoughts and ideas are blatantly dismissed. The King is portrayed as grouchy, impatient, childish  and somewhat rude with his behaviour of all those around him. I know it was meant to poke fun to show the Princess as a pushy, desperate “know-it-all”, but since everything else was imagined.. why didn’t they give these women a voice?

The Magical Transformation

Billy Porter Cinderella 2021

This is the first Cinderella Movie that had a genderless Fairy God Mother where non other than Billy Porter played “Fabulous God Muva”.

Porter’s look was styled by Ty Hunter and Colin Anderson, who dressed the star in a Benchellal Collection N° 9 coat gown. The gown featured a black, blazer-style top and a long, white skirt. However, the highlight of the outfit was the attached cape, which included a bow at the top that gave Porter the appearance of having wings.

The two-toned ensemble was paired with a lucite clutch from L’Afshar and silver jewelry from H.Crowne. And the ‘fit was rounded out with a pair of Kitana 6″ platform boots in white croc-embossed leather from Harry Halim. Source , Pure Wow


The Ball

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She arrives at the Ball and bumps into her Stepmother who did not recognise her due to a spell cast on her where only the Prince would recognise her. She then goes upstairs where she bumps into an “Island Queen” by the name of Tatiana who loves the dress and asks her to travel with her to be her official dress designer but they must meet at 4PM as she is a Queen and has no time to waste. Cinderella then bumps into a few symbols while making her way down the stairs and draws attention to her self and lands a dance with the Prince.

The clock strikes 12 and she goes back home and things go back to normal. While home she lays in bed and ignores her stepmothers call for which they have a discussion and she expresses to Cinderella that she had a life and a love for the Piano before being a wife and mother. I like the fact the Stepmother is humanised and the encounter between them is not bitter.

In the end Cinderella chooses to travel with Tatiana instead of marrying the Prince and he denounces his title  as next in line for the throne and agrees to accompany Cinderella on her new journey.


The movie was interesting to say the least and while there were parts I liked, there were also parts I didn’t like. Be sure to watch the movie on Amazon Prime and let me know your thoughts.

Let me know in the comments section if you have or plan to watch the movie and how you liked it.

#I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

#I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

#I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

#I watched the New Cinderella Movie So you Didn’t Have To

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