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Maleficent: If Only She Were Allowed to Be Bad

Maleficent is based on Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty is literally hundreds of years old. Yet here is a spoiler alert: this post will discuss the plot of Maleficent in great detail. You’ve been warned.
Of all the villains re-imagined and popularized by Disney, Maleficent might just be the most fearsome of the pack. She has none of Gaston’s goofiness or Captain Hook’s insecurity; she has powers beyond what Cinderella’s stepmother could ever imagine. She revels in wickedness, basks in cruelty. She’s petty and violent and bitter. She can hold a grudge like a toddler holds a teddy bear: with all her might, close to her heart.

Maleficent is the stuff nightmares are made of. She is fury in human form.
At least, Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty is. Maleficent in Maleficent? Not so much.
This is Maleficent‘s fatal flaw: If you’re going to make a movie about one of the most legitimately terrifying Disney villains of all time, you’ve got to keep the “terrifying” and “villain” in there somewhere, instead of just the “Disney.”
"As the movie begins, a British voiceover tells us of two kingdoms—one human, one magical—that were once at war but now live side-by-side."Collapse )

"Other problems with Maleficent include, but are not limited to:"Collapse )

How many of you hated it or whatever loved it?
Tags: disney, film - fantasy

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