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The New 'Cinderella' Looks Exactly Like Every Other Cinderella Ever Made

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | January 2, 2015 |

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | January 2, 2015 |

A new trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella was just released, and it’s… very confusing. We’re in an era of “re-imaginings,” which I love in theory and sometimes like in practice. This, though? This is not that. This is every Cinderella you’ve ever seen, ever. Oh sure, it looks to do everything very well. Lily James wears a blue dress, Cate Blanchett gives great bitch face, Robb Stark is dashing (Charming, even), and Helena Bonham Carter is Helena Bonham Carter. But it doesn’t appear to add anything new to this story. So… why? WHY do we need this movie? Especially right on the heels of what IS a pretty decent Cinderella re-imagining, with countless straight adaptations to already choose from?

I’ll give five internet dollars (no cash value) to anyone who can actually explain to me why I should be excited about this movie. Right now I just find it so confusing.

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