Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Sneakerella.
This was a modern take on Cinderella and had a lot of throwbacks to the Disney Cinderella. The story was pretty standard, but included a nice, if awkward, Aladdin twist.
The two mains had a lot of chemistry and the rest of the cast was great. The acting was top notch, I particularly liked his best friend and fairy god-father.
I am a little peeved at the lack of development dedicated to the step-father. He didn’t earn his happy ending by being anything but obtuse. He was still a jerk, just not too big a jerk.
The dialogue was excellent. It felt authentic to my ear and was quite witty. I liked the puns and plays on classic Disney.
Visuals and Music
The locations and cinematography were stunning. The dance numbers were cool and everything about it was beautifully colourful.
The music was solid. I won’t be humming the songs, but they were well done.
Maybe it was knowing how it ends or just not liking the angst, but the second half dragged a little for me. My 3yo was bored when there wasn’t any music and everyone else liked it okay.
A fun re-interpretation of Cinderella with great Disney Easter eggs and enjoyable songs. The movie doesn’t add much to the tried and true story, but doesn’t really need to.
Final Score: 3.5