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“Maleficent” Explores the Untold Story of One of Disney’s Most Iconic Villain

April 2, 2020 | by Kyle Cox

Disney’s “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie offers a wonderful ride full of hope and love with a twist that are not expected.

“Maleficent” is a live-action prequel to Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” It’s about a vengeful fairy who is out to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to her forest kingdom.

Jolie adds drama to just about any story, but the movie has some boring parts to set up the story. She definitely knows how to work a cape and is overall a great actress. Jolie does a great job in playing roles of powerful women and makes Maleficent come to life.

The goal of the film is to prove that although, Maleficent seems like the bad guy, she only curses the young princess because of the events of her past that makes her want revenge.

The movie could possibly scare little kids because Maleficent is a very intimidating figure with her large horns, dark personality and the way that this movie produces the land she lives in. There are also many violent action scenes that can be frightening throughout the movie with Maleficent and the human kingdom fighting. However, the effects are striking and emphasize the drama of the film but could be for a more mature audience.

The film is about two hours long but has a lot of scenes that were made particularly for the 3-D version of this film that add to the experience of the film. In 2-D the film is still appealing and interactive. There are many scenes where we see fairies flying but it takes up more film time than it should in the 2-D version but in the 3-D really add to the movie.

The movie makes viewers sympathetic toward Maleficent after seeing what trauma she has been through and helps them understand why she cursed a young Aurora. It challenges movie-goers about the labels of heroes and villains and makes them question who they are silently cheering on.

Angelina Jolie stars in Disney’s “Maleficent”

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