Disney’s new, live-action ‘Cinderella’ is solid but unsurprising (Our grade: C+)

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Lily James plays the titular, rags-to-riches heroine in Walt Disney’s new, live-action “Cinderella.”
Lily James plays the titular, rags-to-riches heroine in Walt Disney’s new, live-action “Cinderella.”

Lily James plays the titular, rags-to-riches heroine in Walt Disney’s new, live-action “Cinderella.”

Dale Roe | American-Statesman

With the new live-action Disney film, “Cinderella,” director Kenneth Branagh has delivered a simple and faithful rendition of the classic children’s story. Depicted as a musical in splendid, animated form by Disney in 1950, the tale of a mistreated servant who finds her prince has been lifted from and lampooned in countless permutations since.

But there’s no fun-poking here. This “Cinderella” is one of the most sincere film adaptations of any story I’ve seen in ages.

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