by Emily Whitten
Posted 3/06/15, 01:00 am
Unlike recent Disney movies Maleficent and Into the Woods, director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella (rated PG for mild thematic elements) is a visual feast with a moral center that will delight and edify children of all ages.
Yes, you know the story. The plot largely follows Disney’s animated classic from the 1950s, with Cinderella (Lily James) losing her parents to disease and weathering abuse by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters.