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So I just saw Maleficient

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:28 AM




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And it was pretty awesome! Wow, Angelina Jolie. She was AMAZING in it, and drove it with her acting prowess and seemingly effortless charisma. I wasn't sure if I could buy the whole "Maleficent is a misunderstood anti-hero" idea, but I think they pulled it off. While it was something of an AU fanfic of the original Sleeping Beauty, it worked on its own terms. Maleficent didn't feel angst, she was dignified, she had a pretty cool arc, and I loved her evolving relationship with Aurora. AND NEITHER LADY ENDED UP WITH A GUY AT THE END which was just... wonderful. I was even okay with Stefan being the heavy. Other than the occasionally tiresome candy-coated CGI, I liked it a LOT. IMHO, it's a much stronger movie than Frozen.  

Go Maleficient! 
I'm really excited for the live action version of Cinderella next year... 

And expect some Maleficent artwork, coming up (hopefully) soon!




  • Listening to: KPCC
  • Reading: The Last Hour of Gann
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renaissancegirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I saw it a couple months ago on DVD.  I loved the concept: showing how Maleficent got to be one of the most iconic Disney villains....something more sympathetic about her character.  It was visually stunning and Angelina Jolie "stole the show", but that's pretty much it.  I found the storytelling incoherent...and just painfully awkward at times.  And the replacements of Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather were downright annoying.  Ah well, not everyone's gonna like it, I suppose.  But it did inspire.  

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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I saw it a while ago.  I didn't mind it as it's own thing, actually I really liked it as it's own thing.... But why they made poor king Stephen so evil is kinda random lol!  But i enjoyed it quite a lot.
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RainbowDaughter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! I saw it last week, and I was blown away - it was just so epic and amazing and just Fangirl Emote 
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