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Maleficent has always had a special place in the hearts of Disney enthusiasts everywhere. Partially because she dresses like a Hot Topic melted on top of her, partially because she speaks with the deliciously sexy cackle of the stepmom from Cinderella (you know that’s the same actress, right?), and partially because she’s the lord high god of over-reactors. This after all was the woman who didn’t get invited to a party and decided to not only gate crash but then also curse the host and hostess’s child to an untimely, completely unnecessary death. Presumably she also ate all the hors d’oeuvres when no one was looking just to be an extra jerk about it.
So it makes sense that a movie based entirely on the story of Maleficent’s life would come up with a new, somewhat more reasonable justification for her anti-social behavior, and since she’s not only the protagonist but an outright hero this time, they have come up with a motive that is so completely unassailable that nobody in their right mind could deny her the right to fantasize about infanticide (or rather, to “infantafanticize”).(Watch Maleficent Online – High Definition) It is Maleficent’s saving grace that the filmmakers’ solution to this dramatic dilemma was to transform a big budget summer blockbuster fantasy epic into a tale of PG rape and revenge.The rape-and-revenge genre is a small and highly specific one, in which someone is physically and emotionally violated and spends the rest of the movie seeking vengeance. Since the inciting incident is so shocking and depraved that no one in the audience could possibly sympathize with the attacker, the hero’s revenge can take just about any form without losing us.
The irony of course is that the hero in a rape-and-revenge movie typically falls down a moral rabbit hole of their own devising, and emerges at the end personally validated, perhaps, but arguably a villain in their own right. There is a catharsis to be found in I Spit on Your Grave, for example, and yet hope for the human condition is nevertheless conspicuously absent.Maleficent, played with spry complexity by Angelina Jolie, hasn’t been raped in a literal sense of the word, but after she drinks from her human boyfriend’s flask and wakes up the next morning with no memory of the night before, her fairy wings ripped from her body,(Download Maleficent) barely able to walk away from the scene of her violation and crying in unspeakable confusion, there can be little doubt as to what director Robert Stromberg was going for. The prologue that preceded this betrayal was one of almost absurd whimsy and female empowerment. The story that follows is one of one of a woman scorned who succumbs to hatred and curses her ex-boyfriend’s child, the princess of the realm, to die on her 16th birthday unless she is bestowed with “true love’s kiss,” something that Maleficent knows with all her heart is a fairy tale in its own right.
There’s not much “fun” to be had in Maleficent, at least in the traditional sense of the word. All the scampering playfulness of the prologue is tainted by the horror that comes afterwards, and all that horror prevents even the goofiest of comic relief fairies (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple) from feeling like they belong there when they take center stage afterwards. Maleficent has a grudge, it seems, against naïveté. But it does not, thank heavens, have anything to say against true love.Despite Stromberg’s attempts to puff up his revisionist fairy tale with absurdly overblown action sequences and truly off-putting CGI creatures,(Download Maleficent) Maleficent only satisfies as that rare rape-and-revenge tale with a positive moral agenda. Maleficent curses Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) as an infant, but watching the child grow up from the shadows and eventually bonding with her on a personal level – a relationship that could be described as maternal or outright romantic, depending on how you choose to interpret all of the overt symbolism – gives our hero/villain time to experience regret and eventually become whole.
By the time she realizes what a huge mistake she’s made the damage has already been done, and the consequences of her vengeance – however understandably motivated – have to be undone, but only by direct engagement with her rapist, whose actions have left him both hollow and mad.Men don’t fare terribly well in the world of Maleficent: when they are young they are good-natured buffoons, when they are old they are generally selfish and corrupt. Like all rape-and-revenge films,(Download Maleficent) Maleficent is a tale of female empowerment, and yet the PG rating and allegorical treatment – combined with a Disney-prioritized happy ending – combine to make Stromberg’s film feel more positive than most of the other entries in this none too subtle genre. The rape and the revenge lead to a dramatically satisfying redemption that not only allows Maleficent herself to grow into one of Disney’s strongest heroines, but also provides the film a much needed emotional weight that the rest of its shiny, superficial pleasures could not yield on their own.
Under the guise of a cash-in reboot of one of their most popular early creations, Disney has either intentionally or by sheer unbridled accident unleashed one of its most powerful motion pictures, however clumsy the path to quality may have been. It’s a little slow, and it’s rather awkward, but it’s emotionally sincere and dramatically complete in a way that few of the studio’s other live-action efforts have been in a very long time. Maleficent is probably the only rape-and-revenge movie you will ever be able to watch with your kids, and that alone really does make it worth watching.(Download Maleficent) In a good way.In a word, Maleficent is magical, with Angelina Jolie hypnotic as the betrayed fairy from whose perspective this re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty is told. Jolie has never looked more stunning – big eyes, ruby lips, porcelain skin and chiselled cheekbones – her face simply glowing and glowering from a range of emotions to match the fairy tale’s narrative. Perhaps she like Maleficent, is really not of this world: we are bewitched by her beauty, talent and charisma in this breathtakingly beautiful fantasy world.
In his directing debut, dual Oscar winning art director Robert Stromberg, with the assistance of an army of special effects magicians has created a magnificent and enchanting reality in which the elements of the age-old story of the spinning wheel, the sleeping princess and love’s true kiss are turned upside down. Based on Charles Perrault’s story La Belle au bois dormant, Linda Woolverton’s screenplay relies on character, ensuring the richness of the tale. If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, it goes without saying that there are plenty of fireworks both emotional and visual, when it comes to the betrayal of Maleficent, the beautiful fairy who rules the forest.(Download Maleficent) Sharlto Copley is effective as the deceitful traitor whose ambitions to be king prompt his unconscionable stealing of Maleficent’s powerful wings: the wings that carry her high into the clouds, keeping her strong and infallible. The wings, like Maleficent’s swan-shaped black horns are a striking accessory. Sam Riley as Diaval, who becomes Maleficent’s wings, is terrific; Maleficent playfully changes him into a bird, a dog, a horse and a dragon at will, as the situation requires it.
Imelda Staunton, Leslie Mann and Juno Temple provide some light humour as the three fairies who raise the young Princess Aurora and the image of Elle Fanning, as the princess, under a blanket of multi-coloured autumn leaves in the forest is an indelibly lovely one. Fanning is delightful, perfectly embodying the young Princess gifted with beauty and happiness.The magic of the film is that the visual effects blend seamlessly into the reality, while Dean Semler’s cinematography uses light and dark to describe good and evil. The textures of the forest, with its giant tree-folk,(Download Maleficent) colourful flowers, elves, goblins and fairies are intricately woven into the essence of the tale, while James Newton Howard’s melodic score wraps the package into one highly enjoyable gift. Janet McTeer provides the effective narration – her character not revealed until the film’s end.“Persistence of vision” — it’s that trick of the eye that holds on to an image for a fraction of a second after it disappears, that bit of ocular magic that makes the movies even possible.
But it’s also what makes any movie good.Is the filmmaker’s vision of the material apparent from the first frame to the last? Is the piece artistically coherent? Emotionally constant? Does it create its own world, and live by its own logic?“Maleficent” doesn’t.It’s painfully obvious too, because a fairy tale — particularly a revolutionary one like this — desperately needs consistency.(Download Maleficent) We’ll believe anything, given a chance, but don’t keep changing the rules.Yet the story twists its characters tortuously, and loses sight of its audience early on.A revisionist, feminist version of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Maleficent” begins with the title figure — the evil enchantress of the old story — as a young winged fairy, living in the woods and ruling as her land’s gentle orphaned queen.You wonder just why a gentle queen would have been named Maleficent at birth — doesn’t bode well, does it? — but she is a peaceful sprite. Until an evil young lover drugs her, cuts off her wings and uses that violent act to grab the throne of a neighboring kingdom.
So Maleficent swears revenge — a revenge she’ll exact by placing a curse on his young daughter.This is fine at first (the script is by Linda Woolverton, long a go-to Disney writer) but the direction by Robert Stromberg is an immediate mess. A long-time special-effects whiz making his filmmaking debut, he crowds every scene with gimmickry; the opening CGI landscapes are so overdone they look like bad cartoons.And the tone is equally muddled. There are some absurd frog-like creatures and a trio of dizzy, slapstick pixies, all of which seem to be here for the toddlers.(Download Maleficent) Yet there’s also a firebreathing dragon, a ferocious wolf and enough murderous swordsmen to fill a Hobbit movie.Of course putting a grim spin on children’s favorites has become a mini-trend lately. And there’s a certain empowering agenda at work here, as the script turns somersaults to make the king into the villain, Maleficent into the heroine and the prince (and his famous kiss) almost pointless.
Which is fine, I suppose, and fits with some of Disney’s other recent, girl-oriented films like “Frozen” (even if, for marketing’s sake, the magic kingdom’s still besotted with pretty princesses).But the script loses credibility as it twists about to first motivate Maleficent’s evil, then have her change her mind. And it plays unfairly with its own myths, refusing to have Maleficent use her magic whenever it might get in the way of the plot’s contrivances.Angelina Jolie looks wonderful, of course, as Maleficent, even with the odd, slashing cheekbones they’ve given her.(Download Maleficent) And the sly Sam Riley is charming as Diaval, her shapeshifting right-hand man. (Or crow, depending on her mood.)But Sharlto Copley is even worse than usual as the hissable King Stefan, a ruler who subsists on a diet of fresh bile and processed ham. And as Sleeping Beauty herself — well, Elle Fanning is as natural and charming as a plastic daisy.There are a few nice moments, and Jolie is terrific whenever the film lets her be bad instead of trying to make us understand her (as if we wanted to). She has a terrific pair of horns, some glorious wings and a nice army of walking trees. It’s a movie full of things to see.
There’s just no vision.Just above everybody knows that Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" is a re-imagined version of "Sleeping beauty". But how far does it go? Let me break all SPOILER inhibitions and bring out everything. You have been warned.Before we see Jolie in the titular role, Maleficent is played by adorable Isobelle Molloy in her "young" role, initiated into romance. Taking over the role in full adulthood and as leader of fairy land, Jolie plays Maleficent experiencing the pivotal "kiss of true love" only to find betrayal and bitter disillusionment.(Download Maleficent) Her magical power is considerably weakened with her wings "stolen" by her love interest, now consumed with ambition as the new king in the human world. This is obviously a far stronger motivation for hatred and revenge than being merely snubbed through negligence in sending an invitation. The curse is essentially the same.Without going into details, I'll just say that growing up under Maleficent's continuous surveillance, Aurora pours out such sunshine that it overcomes her dark side. Maleficent wants to undo the curse, and fails. As nobody believes in true love, the "escape clause" offers little hope. Still, Prince Philip comes along but as feared and expected, his kiss has no avail.
It turns out that "true love" is not restricted to romantic love and a "kiss of true love" need not be on the lips. The forehead will do just as well. So here you have it, the re-imagining.Even at 97 minutes, the story is slow-paced because nothing much really happens. Jolie, with technology-enhanced cheekbones that everybody is talking about, gives a good superstar-like performance playing the reimagined titular role. Elle Fanning conquers everything with her beautiful, winning,(Download Maleficent) sunshine smile and her conversion and redemption of the dark Maleficent is completely believable because of that. There is also a dependable support cast, real, flesh-and-bone actors including Imelda Staunton, as well as an assortment of computer created things. CGI effect is fine, particularly when Maleficent spreads her wings: soaring, gliding and diving, all in glorious, graceful, sweeping motion.The bonus is the credit roll sound track of Lana Del Ray singing the mesmerizing "Once upon a dream" adopted from Tchaikovsky's ballet and first heard in Disney's animation of "Sleeping Beauty" (1959).
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