Monday, June 2, 2014

Maleficent is Magnificent!

The new Disney movie Maleficent is out!  There is lots of buzz about the movie and with good reason.  We saw an adcance screening for it, and loved it! The movie is set to be told from the viewpoint of Maleficent, the one we know as the evil witch in the story "Sleeping Beauty".  Personally I love this because it really reminds us that there are two sides to every story.
The film itself is amazing: the colors the staging, the 3D aspect is phenomenal as you have fairies flying about you when you are watching the idyllic fairyland side.  The make up and special effects are impressive.  
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As a simple movie goer, I was very entertained and interested in the movie.  I truly enjoyed it.  Something that really caught my eye is how the 3D aspects wer handled.  This movie is filled with action but unlike most 3D movies I have watched, there is not a constant flurry of items or characters flying constantly at your face.  I did appreciate it this very much.  Instead most of the time, you are being pulled into the world of the movie.  You get surrounded by the landscape of the Moor (fairyland); for example.

Here is the official synopsis of the movie:
"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. 
   
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

A couple of points that I do want to share with you as many have been asking us:
Is this a good movie for children?
To us it is a good family friendly movie.  Not only does it have great value teaching moments parents can take up, but also the film itself was survived by a 4 and 6 year old.  We had no problem with the kids watching, it isn't a scary movie.  There is a fighting scene, but nothing gory is shown.  Towardsthe end, there is a dragon scene that could be pretty intense.  The movie is rated PG, so prepare the smaller and more sensitive kids, that's all.
Is it the Sleeping Beauty story all over again?
It tells the story from a different angle.  Yes, you will hear about the fairy godmother, and about prince charming, but its the classic story with a twist, from a different perspective.

I hope when you watch the movie you get to enjoy it as much as we have.
We liked it so much we are hoping for a sequel!

24 comments:

  1. My oldest really wants to see this and so do i,It sounds really good and all the clips i have seen as well.

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  2. I really want to see this movie. I think Angelina Jolie was the perfect choice for the role.

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  3. OMG this movie was so good. The visual affects were beyond amazing and the scenery breathtaking. Angelina Jolie did a brilliant job and I love the twist on the story.

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  4. She looks so evil in the trailers for this movie... I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up with some awards for this.

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  5. I have been hearing so much about this movie. Both my kids really want to see it.

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  6. Thanks for the review! Believe it or not, my husband is SO excited to see this LOL

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  7. My 7 year old is still so totally hooked on Frozen all I need is another song for her to sing over and over again lol

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  8. I am glad to heat it was good. I would like to go and see it. The advertising looks great.

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  9. I have heard so many good things about this movie.I am glad it is out. We plan on buying it when it gets released on DVD.

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  10. I really want to see this <3 it sounds so good. x

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  11. This movie really the talk of the town. I think everyone is talking about it. The more I hear about it the more I want to see it.

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  12. I have seen some of the previews and Angelina did a wonderful job... at least from what I have seen. I want to go see the movie.

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  13. My boys want to see this one, it might have to be a summer vacation outing for us. I have seen the previews and hope it is as good as what I see.

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  14. I can't hardly wait for this to come out in theater! Will take it a nice day out alone to go see it lol

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  15. I'm dying to take my family to see Maleficent. I love the costumes, the plot, and the list of actors in the film.

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  16. My youngest is afraid it will be too scary but my older kids are intrigued.

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  17. We went and saw this on Friday. It was a really wonderful movie!

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  18. I heard it was great. I didn't get a chance to go yet

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  19. Everyone who has seen this was please and those that haven't are very excited anticipating seeing it. I don't have young kids but I am still wanting to see what all the buzz is about.

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  20. It sure did well in the box office over the weekend, didn't it? One of these days I'd like to get there and see it.

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  21. I am excited to see this. Need th get time away from the kiddos. Maybe this weekend.

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  22. I have heard so many great things about this movie. I can't wait to see it.

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  23. I am so excited to see this movie!! Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney classic, I can't wait to see how they do this!

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  24. I'm really looking forward to seeing this! What a great part for Angelina.

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