A lot of people will cynically tell you that Disney is remaking all of its classic animated films so as to maximize on its remarkable back catalogue. Old stories get a proper dusting, DVDs/Blu-rays of the original films get re-released, visibility of the character increases at the parks and overall more merchandise gets sold. But after watching the first full trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, it’s clear that Disney’s real goal is to add deathbed prologues to all their movies. Sure, the original animated film has a dead mom, but we didn’t see her bathed in golden light as she died in her child’s arms! I mean, don’t get me wrong, Disney has a long, proud history of killing women on film—some of them mothers, some of them old women with rocky wombs where Carl Fredrickson’s seed can find no purchase—but between this and Guardians of the Galaxy, that’s two moms expiring under golden, diffused light in less than 12 months. Please Disney, I beg you, don’t do this for your live-action remake of The Aristocats.
Other than that, it’s a shame that they couldn’t find any good looking people to star in this movie. When is Hollywood going to start writing roles for beautiful people?!?!