In light of the new trailer that came out yesterday for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil here’s a look back at my review for Maleficent. Enjoy!
I missed seeing Disney’s Maleficent five years ago and chose to watch the sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise, Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow instead. I’m glad I did. When I finally did watch Maleficent it was not what I expected, and I don’t mean that in a good way.
Angelina Jolie is the perfect actress to play the role of the anti-hero, Maleficent. She’s fierce and conniving, benevolent and caring, but she also looks the part immensely. I mean look at those cheekbones! Amazing. But she was the only good thing about the film.
Maleficent is literally the story of Sleeping Beauty but this movie changes the narrative as we get to see the fairy tale told through Maleficent’s eyes. After being betrayed by the man Maleficent thought truly loved her she cursed his daughter to fall asleep on the night before her sixteenth birthday by pricking her finger on a spindle’s wheel. And the only way she could be woken was through true love’s kiss, which she believed didn’t exist, so the girl would sleep for eternity.