Cinderella – a fairy tale that dates back almost a long time. The story’s early beginnings began as Italian folk tales (still very scary), and then evolved into a primitive civilized story written by Charles Perrault in the 1790s, and then took a terrible turn with the Grimes in the 1800s. As the world of cinema expanded, the story was brought to the screen, in the form of a popular animated film, followed by many, many adaptations. The gist of the story is as follows: A little girl is abused by her stepmother and step sisters. Circumstances change when she decides to attend a fancy ball in her kingdom to meet Prince Charming (he doesn’t even have a name, poor thing). A fairy godmother appears, turning her rags into a gown. Some implications, missing glass slipper, but eventually everything changes for the better and she marries Prince. Finn.
Now movie parodies have changed the story as they wanted. Judging by the latest trailer starring Camila Cabello as Simirella, we saw the feminist representation of a young fairy tale princess who is unwilling to marry and wants a job, and a very quiet godmother. However, this was not the only version that tried to adapt the story. See some other adaptations here:
A Cinderella Story (2004)
What if Cinderella is a teenage rome-com? This adaptation, featured by Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, saw the story of a young man who had to find his self-confidence to live with his selfish family at home. Chad Michael Murray plays her pen pal, whom she meets at school dance.
In the Woods (2015)
All the characters in fairy tales are in one frame, while trying to understand their difficult situations. Here, Anna plays Kendrick Cinderella, who discovers that her husband cheated on her with Baker’s wife (Emily Blunt). So Cindy realized that her ‘happy-forever’ was not what she had imagined and set out to create her own.
Lily James starred in the lead role, which is another for the much-loved fairy tale character. The film tells Cindy that her mother is ill and subsequent death, and that the evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) is a little nuanced to her rather than just brutal. In this version Cinderella and Prince (Richard Madden) get to know each other better, apart from dancing at the ball.
Ella Enchanted (2004)
In the 2004 film, Anne Hathaway played the role of Ella, who was given the gift of obedience by the foolish Godmother. Ella behaves badly with her step-sisters and stepmother, who use the curse to their best advantage and demand that she work for them. Ella decides to get rid of the abuse and demands that she break the curse. Along the way, she finds self-confidence and self-love.
The Glass Slipper (1955)
In this fairy tale, Cinderella is a very scary and angry soul, and the film focuses more on her personality. The film also features some amazing ballet performances.
Rodgers & Hammerstein Cinderella (1997)
The film stars Brandy Cinderella, Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother, Victor Garber and Woopy Goldberg as king and queen. Does this adaptation reflect the original fairy tale and have a memorable soundtrack including Impossible and Do I Love You because You’m Beautiful?
Cinderella, Animation (1950)
Boo Boo Boo Boo! We really can not leave OG Cinderella on our list. Although the nominal character is pale, the animals, including rats Jacques and Gus and the cat Lucifer, add to the film’s appeal. Although humans do not have a large personality, this may be one reason why the Disney movie is still remembered today.
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
Another horrible and opinionated Cinderella —- the filmmakers were probably tired of the obedience with which the fairy tales continued. The film is a musical romance, and has received great acclaim for its soundtrack and well-played roles.