I have been a big supporter of Disney since I was a youngster, from Disney's amazing award winning movies to the popular kid shows, Disney has proven time and time again that they know what people want to see. Well? Disney might bring that magic and talent to their new movie maleficent. I have seen some doubtful comment from people thinking that the movie will be to dark for Disney fans. In my opinion it is a great fit for Disney. Because people do not realize that there a side of Maleficent people have not seen, so telling her whole story might change your thought on her, and how she act in the sleeping beauty story, and lets be serious for just a moment, we have seen darker intense moments in the Disney universe for example death has been one of the major theme of some movies if you don't believe me go back to some of your favorite childhood movies and watch carefully to some scenes in the movie you might be surprised what you have overlooked. And if you want to go deeper into fairy tales history there is a very darker side to fairy tales, but that story will be covered in my next post.
But back to maleficent, the trailer looked breath taking i was transported into the world in a matter of seconds. the design of the movie reminds me of wicked meets lord of the rings and the graphics where well executed in most graphic heavy movie they can go over the top and the movies loses it fantasy factor, and add the cherry to the trailer was Angelina Jolie who is play playing the dark queen herself Maleficent. I can see good reviews and a good following from this movie.
Simply put, Maleficent in the original film represents true evil. She is ruthless and devious, and will do whatever it takes to achieve her (evil) goals. Additionally, she is very sinister, which is shown by taunting Prince Phillip after she captures him. Her most famous quote "You poor simple fools, thinking you could defeat me. Me, the mistress of all evil." indicates that she thinks herself above everyone, even calling her closest allies "her pets". Other than herself, the only entity that she seems to have genuine care for is her pet raven, Diablo. This is especially evident in her horror at Diablo being turned to stone. Maleficent also seems to have some emotional instability. This is especially evident in her reaction to the discovery that her goons spent the previous 16 years looking for a baby, where she pitched a nearly a truly evil laughing fit before reacting violently towards her goons.
Maleficent, on top of her deviousness, is very misleading in her personality. But, underneath the mask of stoicism, Maleficent unleashes the full brunt of her wrath with a smile. A sign she relishes in the pain of others. This is displayed during her first appearance during Aurora's birthday ceremony. When Merryweather states bluntly, "You weren't wanted," Maleficent pretends to be shocked and hurt, remarking, "In that event I'd best be on my way." But then she turned around and cast a curse upon Aurora, cackling in the sweet revenge she attained.
In her starring role, however, it is shown that she was originally good, but betrayal hardened her heart.
About The Movie: The "Sleeping Beauty" tale is told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora.
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