Maleficent: Magical Must See Or A No Go?
Maleficent: Magical Must See Or A No Go?
So you have children, or maybe even you yourself are thinking about seeing the soon-to-be box office hit (just a hunch) Maleficent, starring the lovely and talented Angelina Jolie. You may be wondering, ”Will it be worth the price of the tickets?” Read on.
The movie will be out officially on May 30th, which is tomorrow. I had the pleasure of being able to attend an advanced screening last night. (Being a blogger definitely has its perks.)
I can only say so much, but Maleficent is much like the story of Oz: The Great and Powerful, which still is my favorite, in that it shows a classic tale from a completely different point of view. In that movie it was about the life behind the man known as OZ, and in this movie it was the story behind the wicked fairy from Sleeping Beauty. You learn about her as a child, how she became a wicked fairy to begin with, how she happened upon Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty), and then there are also some changes and surprises in store for you that you may not expect from the original, epic tale, much like with the OZ movie. This makes that makes the movie very different (yet recognizable) from the original. We enjoyed it.
There was plenty of action in this movie. It was not a comedy, so don’t go in there expecting to be laughing a lot. It’s not that kind of film. Only a couple of chuckles were heard throughout. They spared no expense in this movie, in my opinion. There was an abundant amount of exciting scenes, alluring props and incredible costumes in this flick.
The 3D was definitely fun throughout the entire film. You will want to see this one in 3D for sure. The only thing I will say was a negative, and other people I went with and others around who were talking afterwards were in agreement. The film itself was too dark. I mean, could you make heads or tails of what you were watching? Yes. You will be able to follow everything. But the vast majority of the movie was not lit well enough in my opinion. They should have brightened it up, despite the fact that you could tell the scenes called for this type of lighting, there could have been some compromises made to make it more appealing to the viewers. Aside from that it was an excellent movie with a wonderful plot and a terrific ending.
I would, however, not recommend your wee ones to see this movie. I did see some toddlers come out, and I mean just based on the commercial I knew better than to take along my 4 year old twins. It definitely could scare your toddlers in parts. I wouldn’t recommend this movie to sensitive children and/or those 5 and under. I mean, it certainly wasn’t terrifying to me, but to a small child it definitely could be during certain scenes. In fact, one mom I saw afterwards with her toddler (maybe 2 and 1/2 or 3) said she hoped he didn’t have nightmares last night. Again, not scary for us, but to little ones, use good judgement on this one. You know your kids better than anybody else does.
(The film is PG NOT G rated.)
So, that is about all I have to say. It was a movie that my 8 year old and her friend would like to see again. Would I see it again? I would on Netflix or something, but there are very, very few movies I would pay to see twice, even though I didn’t pay for this one in particular. I will not be hitting the theatre again for this movie, however, that goes for the vast majority of films (99.5%).
I really did enjoy it, and when it hits the little screen in my home I will give it another go around. Enjoy Maleficent folks. Angelina Jolie might just win an award for her acting in this film. She was brilliant.
Here are 3 amazing Disney Maleficent clips.
One liner synopsis
“Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.
Happy movie going!
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