Lately i have been crazy busy with my intern/attachment and i only have the weekends to rest but during the weekends, i am either busy going out with the family as my mom complains that i don’t spend time with the family and forcefully drags me out with emotional blackmail or doing the housework and cooking like a part time housewife.
However i finally managed to catch up on a movie called Maleficent which has been the talk for months even before the movie was out because this would be a darker twist to the normal Disney movies that we grew up with and let’s be honest, who here has never watch a single Disney movie in their life?
I literally grew up with Disney movies and if i asked me to pick a favourite, i simple can’t because i loved Mulan, the lion king ( this movie made me name my male cat Nala because i taught it was a female at first ) , the little mermaid ( and this movie made me believe that mermaid was real and i was inspired to be one so i took up swimming and that dream was crashed when i grew older and people told me mermaid weren’t real ), Aladdin ( i actually asked my mom for a flying carpet ) and so much more!
I was pretty excited when i found out the modern remake of Sleeping beauty was going to have a darker twist and months went by and the wait got too long but i told myself i had to watch it and i went with my parents and i give this movie 4/5 because it was nearly perfection! The graphic was amazing, the storyline was kept interesting and thank god it wasn’t a musical number like what they did in the movie or it would have threw me off because too much singing tends to get very irritating like how the 3 fairy blessed baby princess aurora in the original movie.
So my thought on the movie?
Lets start with the synopsis,
From Disney comes Maleficent-the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal-an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom-and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
As i said before. i would give this movie 4/5 because the graphic was amazing, the storyline was kept interesting, it was kept witty and funny especially between Diaval and Maleficent but also, it taught us that true love or the purity of love doesn’t have to exist only between men and women. It could be among friends, your family members or perhaps someone who you may not now but you fell like you have a special bond with them. The purity of love comes when we fully accept someone for who they are and we don’t wish to change a single thing about them like in this movie, Maleficent purity of love for Aurora was from when Aurora was a child. From maleficent first saw her till the day she was all grown up, she had never wanted to change Aurora yet she became her guardian angel even after calling Aurora Beastie.
but this movie also showcase the human nature, our greed. we all have been in the position where we want something and we thought or might have betrayed someone we loved just to achieve it like how King stefan, a peasant boy betrayed Maleficent just to be king and he was not remorseful even after he had cut away Maleficent wings and grew paranoid thinking she was forever after him and this is what greed does. It brings out the worst in us and makes us go a downward spiral of destruction.
The other 1/5 would have came from the scene where the 3 fairy who took care of Aurora were planning her surprise birthday which was them making the cake and dress without magic
cause it would have been hilarious! but sadly it was not included.
My most favourite moments of this movie was
Angelina giving her puppy face before breaking into a smile,
Diaval get smashed in the face with a glob of mud,
Any scene with Angelina and her beautiful eagle like wings,
and any scene with Diaval because he is such a cutie and loved it when he turned into a dragon!
and of course, any scene with Aurora or ellen fanning which is probably the whole move but my god she is flawless and her smile!
and lastly angelina jolie’s make up. I swear to god her red lips are totally on point and her eyes! Her sparkling eyes!
And to end of everything, i highly, super highly recommend this movie because it is awesome and such an amazing twist and i had to make sure i didn’t give too much spoilers because it will ruin the whole story and the outfits are amazing! i loved everyone single one of it and actually i kind of thought diaval would be Aurora’s prince charming because they are so cute together but it would have strayed too far from the storyline, Oh well.