Go watch my new film at the cinema, beastie!
Listen well, all of you! I went to see Maleficent on Friday night, and you know what?
First, let's talk about the castle in the opening shot. Just like any other Disney movie we see that iconic magical cactle. Only this time that really is the castle belonging to the characters of the movie! I tip my hat to you, Mr. Director, for that one!
Second, if Angelina Jolie was not in the starring role as Maleficent I probably wouldn't gone to the cinema to watch it. She carried this movie and she really went the extra mile to make this character very enjoyable. I can't think anyone else better suited for the live action version of this role!
Third, a critique. I wasn't crazy about the three good fairies, but without giving anything specifics away I realized that had to be due to the Maleficent character receiving better development for the plot.
I would safely to say that the movie took a lot of liberties with the source material and if you can separate whatever feelings you have from the classic 1959 film then you can find a highly enoyable new take on an old favorite!
Other than that I want to gush a bit and say that I like Angelina Jolie as a person. I always see her doing her charity work or speaking at world political events, using her status as a celebrity to bring attention to important news and issues of the day. So she's a cool chick in my book! I personally know a few people who absolutely hate her because she stole Jennifer Aniston's husband... lol but I can look past that! Oh, not only that, but Angelina and I share the same birthday! She's got that going for her! Hee hee!