81 Min | Animation | July 2012
IMDB Rating: 3.7
Director: Pascal Herold
Starring: Alexandra Lamy, Antoine de Caunes, Yolande Moreau
Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West Review: Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West, is a French film. On that point, it’s set in the American Old West. It felt like watching every stereotypical film, or reading a fictional book about the West during the late 19th Century. If the filmmakers did research it was probably on their own stereotypes of Americans. The only scene in Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West that may have come close is the one in the beginning where the train is being robbed, and the “Prince” effortlessly foils the bandit by lighting one of his dynamite strapped to his belt. It was ridiculous.
Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West, is very loosely based on the Cinderella story, and of what there is of “Cinderella” seems to be a minor side story to the overall greed of everyone else. Also, in Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West, Cinderella she doesn’t lose a glass slipper but a tooth. Yes, a tooth. Something else ridiculous, the use of Tommy guns. The Gatling gun is period, but not the Tommy gun. And the ending where Cinderella and the Prince are on the ship, they’re just standing there and miraculously they are saved before the explosion. Yet it didn’t show how at the last second the bird came down and rescued them, a huge gigantic bird. Some things should be left to the imagination except things that are just ridiculous. It’s a children’s animated film but it’s not like the setting is in Neverland, or anything, it’s the Old West-with pirates.
In Cinderella Once Upon A Time In The West, the animation is good for the computer generated films one may be used to. It’s not Pixar quality. And that’s fine. Some scenes that are quite well done. One time watchable.