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Ella Enchanted

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    I saw this movie after reading the book and i have to say i was disappointed that they had changed so much. Why?! I do think though that you'd like the movie if you HAVENT read the book, but if you HAVE its a big let down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrible Adaptation

    This movie was such a major disappointment. Ella Enchanted was such a fantastic book by Gail Carson Levine, and this movie showed nothing but arrogance. The book is tasteful, bewitching, romantic, humourous, and just plain all-around enjoyable. The movie, however was nothing like the book. I would compare and contrast, but I feel I need some sleep this week. The only things similar was the title (which just brings shame to the book) and the fact that Ella is cursed. However, I think kids aged 5-11 would enjoy this. Anne Hathaway does fantastic with what role is left of Ella and the song and dance numbers are sure to get kids moving. But, please, if you must watch this movie, watch it, but don't let it shape your opinion on the book. If you want something your children can enjoy, Ella Enchanted, the book, is so much more enchanting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Disappointment

    When I heard that my favorite book was being made into a movie, I was overjoyed. When I heard one of my favorite actresses was starring in it, my anticipation grew. Then when I finally got to see the movie, it was like a big letdown. It didn't even feel like an adaption of the beloved fantasy. It felt more like a live-action version of "Shrek". The writers added unnecessary characters and subplots and ignored the book's spirit. They even turned Ella into a feminist/activist, instead of sticking to the scholar/adventurer she really was. The movie does have some good parts but it was still disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    I thought 'Ella Enchanted' was a wonderful book just the way it was. I do NOT know why the movie production decided that the plot almost totally had to be altered. And all this singing and dancing and hope-you-laugh-comedy? I don't think so. I felt as I was watching this that the movie whished it could be like Shrek. The good aspects of the movie was that all most all the charcters were well cast, especially Char, Dame Olga, Hattie, and Olive. I also thought the chemsitry between Anne Hathaway (Ella) and Hugh Dancy (Char) was there. It was a cute movie for little kids, but a dissapiontment for fans of the book.

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