THE PLOT THUS FAR
Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she’s falling.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Ella of Frell is born and gets cursed by her fairy godmother. Hell, every other woman in the movie is a fairy godmother. People get turned into squirrels and problems begin to spread throughout Ella’s life. Eventually, she becomes a teenager with story aspects that are left better untouched. Who am I kidding? Let’s talk about it.
Without trying to really destroy the whole fairy tale aspect of the story, let’s just point out that you just know that there will be a porn equivalent out of this film within a short space of time. Here’s a cute girl who does whatever she’s told, and yet with the exception of one moment when Cary Elwes tells her to touch her toes and he stands behind her grinning, you never sense any sort of sexuality about it. There would be teenage boys pointing this out and making countless rude comments, although lets be honest, most are probably out having a better time than watching this garbage.
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD copy, commentary, featurettes, deleted/extended scenes and music video. The 1080p transfer is pretty strong for a cheaper kids movie. However, I found that the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track created a proper soundstage for the fractured Princess antics. While the transfer could’ve shown a stronger field of depth…it was still pretty strong. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 10/16/2012
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