After having dinner with friends in London, we walked past Leicester Square and found out there was a few Cinderella Heritage exhibition, by Swarovski, still open for entry.
It contained items, drawings, merchandise and props from the original Disney film in 1950, plus the current Cinderella film. Cinderella was Disney’s 12th animation, the first being Snow White ^^
The exhibition was very beautiful and also allowed us to try on the glass slipper made from Swarovski crystals! Cinderella’s ball gown was also adorned with many miniature crystals and delicate butterflies to make her dazzle in front of her Prince.
The props and costumes were absolutely stunning. The crystal shoe also doesn’t actually fit anyone… It was CGI’ed onto the actress’s foot. Like how it for me here!
I really need to make time to see the actual film now! Have you seen it yet?
Warning: The following post may contain spoilers. However I will try my best to review my thoughts without ruining your future experience. Please be warned.
Having never seen the first movie this was surprisingly easy to understand and follow on. The story begins from Captain America, Steve Rodgers, being unfrozen after (I think) 50 years. There had been a distress signal from one of S.H.I.E.L.D’s (a government defense department) ships due to a pirate hijack. So off goes Captain America to save the day. So if you’re a huge action fan this film already begins with scenes of amazing fight choreography. Although having jumped off a plane without a parachute, landed into the sea and being able to fight without restrain from water tension is baffling to me; can someone tell me if his suit is waterproof or has amazing drying abilities?
However the plot delves further and towards the end, all the pieces of the jigsaw start to fit together and the plot twists (as usual). The villians are Hydra, who developed the Winter Soldier – a powerful killing machine of a man with a robotic metal arm, and the hero’s, S.H.I.E.L.D – when I first heard the pirates talking about “making S.H.I.E.L.D pay”, I seriously thought they were calling Captain America Shield Lol. Anyway, Hydra had actually been slowly growing under the governments noses and had almost taken over the world until it was all revealed when some crucial players were started to be hunted down. There was a part of the film which made me jump, made me pray for the Captain and at one point I thought, “Nuuu! All is lost now ;-;”
So I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was a great storyline. If you do go to the cinema to see it be sure to stay after the credits (they reminded me of pixar’s The Incredibles) as there is a short scene with something from the first movie that you’d want to catch before you leave your seat!!
Let me know your thoughts on this movie in the comments below.
P.s. I’ll try to get back to all your comments this weekend!
My housemate managed to get us tickets to see Wreck-It Ralph at a private screening before it was release on Feb 8th. This was only available to Cineworld unlimited card holders by booking in advance; the tickets were all sold out by the time we arrived, and that was 2 hours beforehand!
Wreck-It Ralph is a film about an arcade that comes to life after closing. The virtual characters we see in-game live a second life behind the screen and travel via the wires to games central where they can socialise. The main story is about Ralph who is the bad guy in his game and is sick of being thrown off the building at the end for 30 years. He wants to be the hero for once. This is when his journey to change his life begins… He meets new friends, joins a ‘bad guys anon’ therapy group and somehow becomes the hero he sought to be in his own way. See the trailer.
Since we had time to spare and I was starving, we went to Las Igauas for dinner. It was a lovely place and my first time there. They served Latin foods and was very similar to Mexican. We ordered a few tapas and a main each and was so full up from the tapas!
We ordered Calamari, Nachos and Prawns. There was a lot when it arrived, the prawns came with a side of bread which I found odd because I’ve never heard that bread comes as a side with prawns. So we ate it separately and ended up dipping it in all the sauces hehe.
For the mains we ordered Enchiladas and Pollo con Chorizo. It was so much food for us and we had to “roll out the door” when it was time to go view the film. Very tasty!
The film was amazing and I would recommend it to every who enjoys animation, retro games, gaming in general and a lot of fun plus humour. The story was magical and full of life. I also had not seen the twist coming at all!
It contains many of our childhood favourites such as Pac-Man, Sonic, Street Fighter and Mario. It’s enough to bring viewers back to memory lane! An 8-bit lane was created by Disney to promote Wreck-It Ralph in London!
Wreck-It Ralph comes out in the UK on February 8th! Save the date!