Cinderella ★★

‘Cinderella’ put more agency into the rodents than its titular star, whose worldview seemed to revolve around holding on to dreams and hoping the universe would fulfil them - which it did with a bit of fairy magic that was merely a well-timed dues-ex-machina. The classic Disney trope of promoting the halo effect by pairing beauty and morality with aesthetics shone through the plot, as did the idea that a woman's fulfilment somehow rests in matrimony.

Also, the attempt to hold her hostage at the castle because she danced with the prince should have been a massive red flag, but we'll conveniently ignore this because he was a rich and handsome eligible bachelor.

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