Everybody loves the fairytale princesses and most of us hate the villains whether it is a witch, sea creature or evil person. One of the famous antagonists in fairytale stories is Maleficent. She is one of the fairy godmothers of Aurora or popularly called the Sleeping Beauty. How bad she is? Maleficent is the one who cast the sleeping like death curse to Aurora.
Maleficent is actually one of the movies that I anticipated to watch this year. When I saw the trailer for the first time, I would not miss seeing this film in theaters. I was indeed fortunate to watch the block screening last May 28 and had reserved seats for the first time with my sister! Talking about sitting in VIP section with popcorn and iced blended tea!
Have you watched it? If not, I listed below why everyone is praising Maleficent!
* Angelina Jolie is born to be Maleficent to play on screen.
I’m not a big fan of Angelina Jolie but I’ve watched some of her action films and she was good. Yet what drawn me to see Maleficent is how she fits the character so well with her physique and most especially her voice. Her laugh is so infectious that if I’m Aurora, I’m going to be really scared of her and when she spoke her lines, it was flawless and convincing. So far, it is my favorite movie of her.
*Meet the guys: King Stefan, Diaval and Prince Philip!
Like any other fairy tale character, Maleficent also fell in love with the ambitious and greedy Stefan who wanted to be King. In pursuit of his dream, he drugged Maleficent and surrended the fairy’s wings to the ill King.
Meanwhile, Diaval became Maleficent’s confidant and sole companion. The raven that shape shift from man to any other forms that my sister and we thought is Aurora’s true love! We like Sam Riley so much that we wanted him to be the prince charming.
I must say that Prince Philip has a little but amusing exposure in the film. I relished the scene when he was brought by Maleficent and Diaval to saved Aurora.
*The Funny Three Good Pixies
There were fairies named Flora, Fauna and Merryweather but in Maleficent meet the pixies Knotgrass (Flora), the one who gives the princess the gift of beauty, Flittle (Fauna) who bequeaths the gift of happiness and Thistlewit (Merryweather) who unfortunately unable to bestow her blessing. The three pixies are adorable and they even added humor with the movie.
*The Villain who turns to Hero
From the classic Sleeping Beauty’s point of view, Maleficent is a wicked fairy. In the modern retell of the classic tale, Maleficent becomes Aurora’s savior. I did not expect that she would renounce the curse that she laid and in the end she even brought the Prince Charming for the Sleeping Beauty.
*The ‘Real’ True Loves Kiss
When the Prince kissed Sleeping Beauty, the spell broke down and the two will live happy every after but in Maleficent, Philip’s kiss failed to bring the magic. Then who woke up Aurora? It is none other than Maleficent who apologized and kissed Aurora’s forehead. In the end, it shown that despite her revenge, she saw herself with Aurora who became special to her as the days goes by.
Perksbewithyou verdict: 10/10