You'll have to see this trailer for the live-action Cinderella movie again

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In what is sure to be a punishment  joyous occasion to review a movie for Trevor, a new trailer for director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella has just been released, which boasts a rather wicked stepmother bringing back childhood memories. Cate Blanchett plays the overly-evil mother in a movie that I am sure will charm many and not just because the rather beautiful Lily James (Downton Abbey) plays the lead ‘slave’ daughter.

It’s nice to see a movie that isn’t trying to be all dark and edgy, like the awesome Maleficent or the rather not that great Snow White and the Huntsman. Blanchett seems to have had a great time in playing the wicked stepmother and even smashes the shoe! What will ol’ Cindy do now? I suppose she’ll be fine with Helena Bonham Carter (starring in every Tim Burton movie ever made) as her Fairy Godmother, I really need to get me one of those.

Have a watch of the trailer and be warned, Kenneth Branagh spares no expense on colour:

Cinderella also stars Holliday Grainger (Bonnie and Clyde), Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones). Cinderella is out on 13 March in the US.

 

Last Updated: February 12, 2015

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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