Thursday, June 5, 2014

[Movie Review] Maleficent

Told from a different perspective, by the Princess Aurora's evil nemesis, Maleficent.  This fairytale thriller explores root of evilness of the evil fairy Maleficent and what drove her to curse the innocent Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic "Sleeping Beauty".  While desperately searching for acceptance and desires to be the mistress of all fairies, will darkness prevail as Maleficent she chooses her path to superiority?

Robert Stromberg

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Vivienne

Prior to watching the movie, I was warned that this movie isn't any fantastic, that I shouldn't pin much hope for this twisted version of "Sleeping Beauty". The Maleficent is in no way, the whimsical type of Disney Movie.  No doubt, the ending is sort of predictable with a happy ending, however, they give a different interpretation of "TRUE LOVE", apart from usual Disney fantasies, where the prince / princess found their true love and live happily after. 

Angelina Jolie, the Maleficent

Young Innocent Princess Aurora (Vivienne) clearly melts the heart of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) .

Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning)

Most often, people tend to relate true love to BGR (Boy Girl Relationship) only, but rather, this movie is re-defining TRUE LOVE as the love of a mother towards their child, or rather a parent's love towards their kids. I love the CGI of the movie, clearly not overdoing.  Angelina Jolie truly holds for Maleficent, I cannot imagine anyone else more suitable for the character.

One highlight of the movie, is probably the participation of Angelina Jolie's daughter, Vivienne, as the young Princess Aurora. Vivienne is so sweet and innocent, definitely melts the hearts of many.  Though I would not say it is a MUST WATCH movie, but this movie is certainly worth your time.  I will recommend you to watch the movie and judge for yourself, whether it is worth your ticket fare. Do share your thoughts should you had watched Maleficent.  

P/S: It was said that after Maleficent, 38-year -old Angelina Jolie will be acting in the anticipated 'Cleopatra' Role, which, she hinted a possible retirement from the front stage after Cleopatra. So,  Maleficent could possibly be her 2nd last movie.

1 comment:

  1. If Jolie had a better script to work with, she would have been a whole bunch of fun to watch. But sadly, she's only somewhat exciting. Good review.