As a longtime Disney fan I was thrilled to hear about the release of the motion picture Maleficent. Films within the fantasy genre usually follow the journey of the protagonist as they battle though hardships, childhood issues and major mental scars to become a symbol of pure light and good. And with the creation of strong heroes, their counterintuitive antagonists hiding in the shadows are even stronger. This is the core of what make Maleficent a perfect concept.
Visual Effects: With beautiful visuals of the vast kingdom as well as the the weird and curious creatures that reside within it, the movie does not disappoint to entertain visually and provide lots of eye candy. Most notably, the special effects did succeed in creating an atmosphere that was magical and ethereal while providing an overall ominous tone. (Rating: 5 Stars)
Acting: The talent in the movie was well rounded. The characters draw you in and make you feel invested. The standout stars in my opinion may was of course Maleficent played by Angelina Jolie. She embodied the role. Stefan played by Sharlto Copley made this story exciting and Diaval played by Sam Riley also embodied his role Diaval by bringing out the many changes in Maleficent throughout the story (Rating: 4 Stars)
In Conclusion: Disney has made good entertaining movie for all ages. While the story is well told, it did not live up to my expectations and I did leave the film with more than a few unanswered questions. Nevertheless the movie is a good time for all.
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