Overall: I really liked the movie!
I will start by saying I am NOT a movie reviewer in any sense. This is just my opinion. I know many of you have watched the movie..for those that haven’t,I will tell you when to stop reading 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised by it. Going into the movie I really didn’t know what to expect. I mean everyone knows the basic story to Sleeping Beauty, so I wondered how much of the story would stay on track. To be honest, I don’t really remember how Maleficent came about in the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. There were so many different reviews. The “pro reviewers” rated it super low, and all my Disney friends gave it high ratings. While watching the movie I did try to understand what part of it was not so great that it got low ratings. Like I said I’m no movie analyzer, but I think the movie was great. In fact, I wanted to watch it again. The graphics were superb.
Did anyone catch the beginning credits..CINDERELLA! What a tease, we have to wait until March 2015. After seeing Maleficent, I want to know what Disney will do with Cinderella.
*****STOP READING*** DON’T EVEN LOOK DOWN…SPOILER ALERT
I loved how they told the story of Maleficent as a little girl. I didn’t expect that at all. I didn’t watch any trailers or read any reviews, so that nothing was spoiled for me.
Angelina Jolie did a wonderful job. And hello, but I totally did not expect to tear up in the movie!! I like how they twisted it and made Maleficent true loves kiss. Boy, did I tear up on that part. I might have been the only one in the theater that did. Maybe I’m too sensitive..haha Did anyone else get a little teary eyed?
I liked the story line and I loved how it ended. It does spark my curiosity of where Maleficent originated, and now I must track down the 3 sources to read. I believe I’d have to start with 1696 Charles Perrault story “Sleeping Beauty,” which was supposedly based on Giambattista Basile’s 1630s story “Sun, Moon, and Talia,” which then leads to the first-known European sleeping beauty, “L’histoire de Troylus et de la belle Zellandine” from the 1300s romance Perceforest. Might have a bit of a problem reading the last one, but hopefully someone has translated it by now.
In conclusion, the movie was great and I’d watch it again. Thank you to my friend, Paula Happel, for taking me to watch this movie. Its always fun to watch a Disney movie with a fellow Disney fanatic.
What did y’all think of the movie?