Hey guys, Neon here. Uh I'm just recovering from a cold that i came down with this past week. Just means that the season is FINALLY thawing its way to Spring now but its the WORST to sit through, especially the beginning stage when your throat feels like its bulging out but yeah. i'm coming out of it, spent it watching some Star Trek Movies on netflix (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and the Abrams flicks AND Galaxy quest) (yeah no Five, First Contact, Insurrection or Nemesis on Netflix. really weird)
Just today i just went to see the NEW Cinderella movie from Disney. this is the...what is it? technically the 4th live action remake? (101 dalmations, Wonderland and then Maleficent were the previous ones) but yeah Its a Remake (sorta) of one of my childhood favorite Disney movies i grew up with as a kid before my long winded Disney avoidance during high school years but yeah from the moment i SAW the Teaser image of the poster with the slipper and even the TEASER trailer of the slipper seeing how GOOD the glass slipper looked i had REALLY strong feelings that this was gonna turn out great. (i think the final NAIL that made me confident was who ended up being Director
) But yeah how is it? Its REALLY wonderful its like a HUGE Classic Disney vibe brought to the modern film finally like currently how stuff like Princess and the Frog, Tangled and Frozen were setting out to do up until Frozen was being milked to get a sequel (P.S. Disney PLEASE don't half ass it. the short was actually fun. more of that. More Elsa being badass too. in fact make HER the main protagonist. but i digress) but this one was REALLY all very vivid and very like almost something you would imagine to be out of a story tale honestly it was really good. Alot of the designs are great I loved the visuals, there was a REAL nice coating of whimsy and fantasy to this land where they handle the normal portions like they were like in ye olden days of kingdoms and what have you and it really works.
Lily James...god bless you. You REALLY are Cinderella. I loved her SO much anytime she was on, i had a GOOD feeling like she was literally just having this aura of positivity to her that is just infectious like you just wanna do some small good deeds here and there. I really LOVED how they handled building her backstory setting it up to the point where the original classic movie was at like what happened to her parents, how the steps slowly got the house to be like it is, how they got Cinderella to get into the attic (which actually was more Cinderella's desire. she bluntly puts it with a smile "and no bothersome step sisters. Just peace and quiet ^^" ) and i really felt SO bad when she lost her mom first and then lost her dad second. I enjoyed Cate Blanchett as the Tremaine. Like..ok i'm going to come to the defense of the original lol. the original actress really has that held back devil woman portrayel she pulled off but then again what do you expect from the same person that gave us Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. THAT being said i REALLY felt a NEW wave of disgust for Blanchett's portrayal of the Step mother like she is REALLY firm in her disgust and jealousy for Cinderella you just wanna slap her (but that's the idea) and she's really like a VERY sinister chess master manipulating alot of things to go HER way for HER daughters and REALLY against Cinderella its at a point where i step back and go "Lady. seriously How can you BE this cruel to ONE girl!?!?" and she even doesn't have a good standing with men, she even thought the prince was a tool just a boy with too big a briches to handle a kingdom like this. just...YEEEUUGGH!!! DAMN YOU LADY TREMAINE!!
I enjoyed that they FLESHED out the Prince so much. like really that was the WEAKEST part in the original movie. the prince had LITTLE to no character. i mean i rewatched it before i went and i noticed a line that slipped by that the Duke said that the prince was against his father arranging a marriage FOR him and would rather want to marry for love...which ok cool. but unless you catch it in that scene really he leaves just as much an impression to you as his first appearance in a HUGE portrait: Overblown, claimed to be a big deal and is pretty flat. his ONLY dialogue was in the moment when the clock chimes midnight. But in this new one pretty much they have a whole story arc dedicated to him showing him trying to really stand up against the prejudace that unless he marries for advantage with another royal, their small kingdom will be doomed and really REALLY wants to seek out Ella. hell he actually lived up to the name title the prince is usually give: "prince Charming" he was charming! Unlike the other guy. seriously a cardboard standee has as much emotion as that original guy did. XP
But yeah Really Cinderella's getting alot of Praise and THANK god for it cause at the point we reached Maleficent we were all kinda split like "Maybe we can try more?/Maybe we just shouldn't mess with classics?" but this movie proved that there are people who LOVE these tales and will want to bring in MORE to tell of these tales to both Introduce to the new generation and RE-introduce to the old guard like me. so really i have nothing but good feelings for the planned Beauty and the beast movie with Emma Watson and also the Little Mermaid movie.
and....i guess that's really all i can say right now. again i'm still recovering but i'd like to get over this horrible icky week with going back to writing stuff. Writing sounds good. ...crap where's the tissues??