Maleficent (2014) – A Pure Delight!
Category: Fantasy/ Adventure
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Kenneth Cranham, Sarah Flind, Hannah New, Isobelle Molloy, Michael Higgins, Ella Purnell, Jackson Bews
Duration: 97 min
You might Like this Movie is you enjoyed:
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Red Riding Hood (2011), Mirror Mirror (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Long Story Short:
Maleficent is the story of a betrayed fairy who – driven by revenge – puts a curse on a new born princess. But soon she has to realize that this act of vengeance might have been he wrong decision. Is it too late to take it back?
Maleficent is Angelina’s Jolie’s most successful movie so far, and even though most of her previous movies were no less than brilliant, I have to say this is one of my favorites. It’s a dark tale of a fallen hero who lost trust in the world, and a little girl who might be able to restore it.
I was enchanted as soon as it started, and at the end I wanted more. The final fight was just enough, and the special effects were mind- blowing. This is a movie you want to see in an IMAX theater, and even though I usually don’t suggest watching movies in 3-D, this would be a good choice.
Angelina Jolie is the perfect Maleficent and gives her character the right edge. After being through such a rough patch in life, her success is well deserved. Sleeping Beauty, a.k.a. Aurora is also perfectly played by Elle Fanning.
On the downside, Maleficent got criticized for having a weak character development, and the lack of dialogues is not giving the actors a chance to fully bloom. I loved the fact that it was a visionary adventure with little dialogues and a storyteller, because it made me create my own character development just by looking at their facial expressions. Some might look at it as a flaw, I call it brilliant.
All in all, Maleficent is a movie that can be watched multiple times, and it never gets boring.
My Rating: 9 /10
I edited this review thanks to an interesting conversation with my (blogger)friend Teny, which is short for Tennyson. 😀 Check out his wonderful and insightful blog: http://moviesofthesoul.wordpress.com