Disney has touched so many hearts with their movies. Disney movies aren’t just for kids! The messages and magic will make anyone smile and sing along. I love how they have been recently converting animated classics into real life versions. Cinderella was a beautiful rendition of the classic – can you believe the original was made in 1950? This real life one portrayed the innocence and beauty of Cinderella so well. I loved all the characters and actors, and the magic was still there! I previously wrote about the Cinderella moive back in March, but wanted to touch over one of the end credit songs and reiterate the message again. One of the theme songs at the end of the credits was sung by Sonna Rele, “Strong“. Sonna describes the meaning of the song to be “about personal strength, belief in yourself and the importance of having courage and kindness in your heart,” and went on to say “It’s a beautiful song that embodies the core values of the movie and I feel very proud to be a part of it.” To reiterate the message of the movie, I thought that this article here had a good analysis, discussing the core message and the song’s meaning (though please forgive them on some grammatical errrors/writing).
“The movie gives us an important message, ‘Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic.’ …Cinderella tackles so many situations in her life with grace, patience and poise….Despite all the evil treatment, our hero Cinderella does not victimize herself, she does her best to help herself, sings, keeps cheerful, etc…”
Sonna’s song Strong reminds us that we need to keep our spirits high, stay strong, and do the best we can for ourselves, doing what we think is good and right no matter what/who tries to get in our way. Take charge and embrace your life!
STRONG, Sonna Rele: In a perfect storybook, the world is brave and good A hero takes your hand, a sweet love will follow But life’s a different game, the sorrow and the pain Only you can change your world tomorrow Let your smile light up the sky Keep your spirit soaring high Chorus: Trust in your heart and your sun shines forever and ever Hold fast to kindness, your light shines forever and ever I believe in you and me We are strong When ‘once upon a time,’ in stories and in rhyme A moment you can shine and wear your own crown Be the one that rescues you Through the clouds, you’ll see the blue Chorus A bird all alone on the wing Can still be strong and sing Sing Chorus