Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella Analysis

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In 2015, Walt Disney plans to release a very classic fairy tale movie that no matter age you are will definitely know, ‘Cinderella’. In this time the movie comes as a live-action version that retells about a servant step-daughter who wins the Prince Charming’s heart. This ‘Cinderella’ is an upcoming American live action romantic fantasy movie which is directed by Kenneth Branagh. The movie is planned to be released on March 13, 2015. Also it will be accompanied by Walt Disney Animation Studios short film ‘Frozen Fever’, featuring the characters from ‘Frozen’ (2013). I can say that all fans of Disney princess can’t wait to see this coming-up movie. From the movie which showed Angelina Jolie's enchanting performance and dazzling special effects …show more content…
Some of the audience have noticed that Disney has tried to change the view of being princess. Since the first Disney Princess movie was produced which is ‘Snow White and the seven dwarfs’ (1937) became famous at that time, there are some people who still have many questions as why there has to be a prince in the movie. I interviewed some of hardcore Disney princess fans and they gave me many unexpected views of all Disney Princess movie. First is for ‘Snow White’. One of them said, “I think that Snow White is very pitiful princess. She’s just only fourteen and she has to leave her castle because her own beauty is a threat to another woman, so she will be killed. And finally, her only physical beauty is what saves her in the end. Because of her skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony. That’s why she’s alive with a prince’s kiss.” It makes me think that if Snow White is not pretty at all, she may be in her glass coffin until now. One more thing about the movie ‘Snow White’ is when the seven dwarfs take pity on her and said, “If you will keep house for us, and cook, make beds, wash, sew, and knit, and keep everything clean and orderly, then you can stay with us, and you shall have everything that you want.” So this is all women had to do then at that period of time; keeping house, cooking, washing, sewing, and cleaning. I have no …show more content…
The first wave is when they released a movie ‘Mulan’ (1998), an animated musical action-comedy-drama movie based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. Mulan seems to be a feminist movie which encourages to give women the authority or power to do something. Mulan displays how hard it is to escape stereotypical gender roles. Watching this movie discourages girls from a young age from trying to pursue a career, and makes them desire finding love and becoming a wife above all instead. There are many scenes in Mulan which show that women are inferior to men. At the beginning, the story gives the idea that being a woman is being useless and unimportant. Only men can bring honor to the family. It’s showed clearly in an argument between Shang and Chi-Fu, when Shang says, “she’s a hero!” and Chi-Fu replies to him angrily, “She’s a woman! She’ll never be worth anything!”. Mulan may seem like a feminist film because in the end she is seen as a hero who saves the whole of China. The second wave is ‘The Princess and the Frog’ (2009) in November 25, 2009. The movie clearly shows a hardworking and ambitious woman who is not a princess from the beginning, Tiana, she dreams of opening her finest restaurant in New Orleans by herself. While Snow White had a sense that “someday my Prince will come.” Cinderella just hoped that one day she wouldn’t have to mop so much again. Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)

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