Monday, 27 April 2015

Maleficent

This is to Sleeping Beauty as Wicked is to the Wizard of Oz.

A re imagining of the Sleeping Beauty story, this film follows a fairy named Maleficent - from when she is a young girl to when she grows up to be an ultra powerful and hot woman in the form of Angelina Jolie. She forgets she has magic often though and likes taking a more physical approach to violence.

Despite that, the plot is not bad and the special FX are fantastic (it is Disney), though you do get that feeling of wire work every now and then, and for some reason some flight scenes reminded me of How to Train your Dragon. Jolie is great to watch which is good since she's on screen for most of the time. When she isn't though things seem to turn down a notch.

One horny fairy. Erm... I mean, horned fairy. Horned.

I was also being thrown by the accents a bit. Funny that the folk of the "magical land" speak with the English accent and the inhabitants of the "human land" speak with a Scottish or Irish accent. Still, it's a very entertaining film and the lack of any musical numbers might be a plus for some people. Not sure if it is still as age friendly for the little ones as the original but I recommend it, giving it four out of five black wings and wouldn't mind seeing it again.

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  1. My wife and the girls went to see it, and they came back raving about the movie. Which makes me wonder why the critics didn't like it very much.

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    1. Guess it is a matter of taste? Glad to hear I'm not the only one that enjoyed it! =)

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  2. We loved it as well. I get to see all of these movies because I have a 9 year old. =)

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    1. Yay! I think I'm still 9 years old mentally. Jk. :P

      In the group I watched it with no one was under 30, but we all like Disney films (usually). ^_^

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  3. Never heard of this movie, but you've made me curious!

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    1. Give it a watch, you might just like it. ;)

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