I really enjoyed this film. It’s an homage to the classic while giving our lead heroine a personality. Richard Madden makes a lovely Prince Charming or Kit in this film and Cate Blanchett easily embodies the evil step-mother with more power and subtetly than any other version before her. It’s a lighthearted affair that stripped itself back to simpler storytelling styles. It’s altogether lovely. Not every live action film of our favorite fairy-tales need to be given an edge, they simply need some life breathed into them. And no, I don’t think it’s the anti-Frozen. More on that Friday.