So, I know I said I wouldn’t be posting at all today, but I got out of jury duty at 11. Seriously, it was so uneventful. I sat for three hours in this enormous room and reread Mockingjay for three hours. It was so boring, in fact, that it does not deserve its own blog post. But you know, when it comes to jury duty, I’m okay with boring. My number wasn’t even called. Never had to go back. I will take it.
That’s why, instead of writing about the three hours I spent doing absolutely nothing, I’m going to write about the new Cinderella movie coming out next month.
Y’all, it looks AMAZING.
Now, I didn’t see Disney’s first fairy tale brought to life, Maleficent, for a few reasons. First of all, I heard there was a lot of CGI battles and those bore me. Second, I don’t like the idea of trying to redeem the self-proclaimed Mistress of all Evil. That was part of what made her such a great villain in the original. She was so evil that she threatened to kill this kid just because her parents snubbed her. That’s EVIL. I don’t like that they tried to make goofy King Stefan the bad guy or make it seem like Maleficent really loved Aurora. Sorry, that just doesn’t work for me. But onto Cinderella.
This movie looks awesome. First off, there’s no CGI or crazy battles. That’s an automatic plus for me. Second, the previews are absolutely gorgeous. Colorful, magical, amazing costumes, scenery, set designs… If nothing else, this will be a very aesthetically pleasing movie. The music in the previews is incredible as well. I get chills every time I watch the trailer (and I’ve watched it several times). It looks that good.
For another thing, it features an all-star cast. I was excited enough to see Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) as the Fairy Godmother and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) as Lady Tremaine, the evil step-mother. But then I realized that Rob Stark (Richard Madden) is Prince Charming (he’s also SCOTTISH) and I thought my inner fangirl might actually keel over from all the amazing. What finally did her in, however, was finding out that Derek Jacobi, AKA the BBC’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, AKA the greatest Shakespearian actor of modern times, if not all history, is playing the King. I cannot handle the greatness. I actually cannot.
As if all of that wasn’t enough of a reason to completely freak out over this movie, it’s directed by Kenneth Branagh. Not only another phenomenal Shakespearian actor (he played Hamlet in a film adaptation which also starred – wouldn’t you know it – Derek Jacobi as Claudius!), Mr. Branagh is also known in the Potterverse as the one and only GILDEROY LOCKHART. I’m telling y’all, I really don’t think my fangirl heart can take much more.
So, there you have it. My list of reasons why I am absolutely ecstatic about Disney’s latest cinematic masterpiece, and I do truly believe this will be a masterpiece.