Cinderella ★★

Sony saw Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton and literally any adaptation of Cinderella ever, made it a jukebox musical instead of an original for some reason, and threw it all in a blender and out came this. It’s surprisingly not as awful as I thought it’d be, but it’s not exactly great. There ARE glimmers of a good movie here, as the best parts are the humorous bits involving the royal family and the few self-aware moments. If it had kept that same tone and energy the entire film and was an original musical it might have actually been good! Imagine a Schmigadoon! or Shrek level satire of the Cinderella story, that may have actually been something unique!

Pierce Brosnan, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter need their backs checked after carrying this movie.

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