Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is a remake of the fairy tale of the same name from the movie Beauty and the Beast. The movie stars Elizabeth Perkins as Cinderella, Penelope Cruz as the Evil Queen, Ana de Armas as the Evil Stepmother, Javier Bardem as the wicked step-father, Luke Evans as the Evil Prince, Natasha Richardson as the Evil Fairy Godmother, Christopher Lee as the Evil King, Emma Thompson as the Evil Queen, and Dan Stevens as the Wicked Stepmother.
The movie was shot in Spain, Austria, Germany, Austria, Canada, Italy, the Czech Republic, and the United States. The story takes place in North America during the 1800s, which marks the beginning of the Storybrooke saga. The two main characters were Cinderella and her step-mother, but the other characters that are introduced throughout the movie include the Evil Queen's uncle, the Evil Prince, Belle, who are the Little Red Riding Hood to our Snow White, Jack, who represents the Brave Heart of America, Hook, who represents friendship, the Yellow Peril, and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Movie is similar to the original story, except for the film's translation. The scene where Henry, the evil step-father, tries to seduce Belle was removed from the original version. The character who seduces Belle, the Evil Stepmother, did not have a lot of lines in the film. She was replaced by Emma Thompson, who portrayed her more appropriately and acted with a bit more sensitivity than that of the Evil Stepmother.
The story of the first Cinderella saga movies in the series was based on the book The Return of the Princess by L.J. Packard. Cinderella II: Dreams Come True also borrowed many scenes from the original book, most notably the part when the Evil Queen tries to scare Belle away from her Prince Charming. Although the film did not give the audience a view of Belle, the scenes were still effective because theywere more romantic in nature.
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was a big hit during its initial release, bringing in an impressive gross and praise from critics and audience alike. Many viewers felt that the film was more engaging and spectacular than its predecessor.
This sequel to the popular Cinderella saga is also noted for the roles of Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett. Angelina Jolie plays Cinderella's sister, who was given a short part in the original Disney adaptation of Cinderella, but did not have enough screen time to be developed as much as the original. Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett's role as the Evil Queen and the Little Red Riding Hood had been a key theme in the previous Cinderella saga.
The second installment of the Cinderella saga is a series of fan-service films that are geared towards the young girls who have seen the first movie. The goal of these films is to have them relate to the story of the original fairy tale. A few critics believed that the second installment, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, became too erotic for young children, especially since the storyline had the Evil Queen seducing the Little Red Riding Hood and the Evil King seduce the Cinderella.
In conclusion, the sequel Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is one of the most powerful and sophisticated movies in the entire series of Disney's animated classic fairy tales. Fans of the first movie can definitely take notice of this movie's success and would recommend it to other fans of the series.