Cinderella ★½

FML Scavenger Hunt 18 Task #7: Watch a film starring an actor you dislike

Cinderella is a bafflingly bad misfire. The acting is pretty mediocre all around. Billy Porter is decent but he is barely in it. There are some fun musical performances, but a lot of them are just bad cover songs. The film tries to make the classic story of Cinderella progressive and it fails so hard. The film is too tied down to the original story to do anything special. If you wanted to make a progressive princess, just do an original story. Don’t try to force it with the story of Cinderella. Overall, this was really bad. Some of the bad choices do make it somewhat work on a “so bad it’s good” level, so maybe watch it with friends while inebriated and make fun of it. Other than that, don’t bother.

By the way, the actor in question is James Corden, who thankfully isn’t in the film that much.

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