Friday, May 30, 2014

Maleficent commentary (spoiler free)

Disney's latest retelling of the "Sleeping Beauty"classic  begins in an awesome fashion, you root for her, you want her to succeed (kudos to Isobelle Molloy who plays a young Maleficent) and kill those treacherous humans. You think you are in for an awesome ride, devouring your pop corn thinking: "this is some Lord of the rings type of s%^&t!"  then when the culmination of all evils is accomplished, (Aurora getting cursed) the whole movie hits the brakes, plot gets diluted, and our great anti-hero makes a turn.

The story is indeed not as we were told, just modernized, with better effects and an impeccable performance by Angelina Jolie and her eyes...(not to mention cheeks and mouth since many shots are close ups, which is fine by me...I can stare at Angie's face forever)  while Aurora is completely robotic, boring and utter accessory for the whole tale. That is what happens when you put a young talent opposing Jolie. And don't get me started on Prince Phillip...Diaval  the crow has a much more compelling part in the whole thing.


We are living an age where Princes are irrelevant (much like in real life) which is fine by me. I do not agree with the ending however, there are some things that are best left UNCHANGED.

Maleficent open in theatres today.
By Chris "Hunter" Diaz

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The mistress of the animals (and the woods) should not be violated and mutilated, since only she is capable of loving all creatures with UNCONDITIONED LOVE, including loving humans (domesticated-civilized „little beasties“).

Philipp can only love what he „knows and what he can trust“, hence he fails to awaken the girl.

No wonder that all fairy queens, magicians and shamans have died out in „our“ world of iron cages (buildings, cars, electric current wires, mobile phones, …), iron wings (drones), and iron coins (money)…

By the way: there is also some „master of the animals“, but even he has died out in „our“ iron(ic) world as well…

Mapologist said...

The mistress of the animals (and the woods) should not be violated and mutilated, since only she is capable of loving all creatures with UNCONDITIONED LOVE, including loving humans (domesticated-civilized „little beasties“).

Philipp can only love what he „knows and what he can trust“, hence he fails to awaken the girl.

No wonder that all fairy queens, magicians and shamans have died out in „our“ world of iron cages (buildings, cars, electric current wires, mobile phones, …), iron wings (drones), and iron coins (money)…

By the way: there is also some „master of the animals“, but even he has died out in „our“ iron(ic) world as well…