Write reviews for leisure. Talks for pleasure

Monday, 9 June 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Maleficent



Angelina Jolie, last seen in The Tourist together with Johnny Depp not counting Kung Fu Panda 2 is back in action. This time she plays a sweet fairy till someone human broke her heart and used her to became the king by proving that she is dead - cutting her wings! Maleficent curse the princess to fall into deep sleep on her 16th birthday and not wake up unless she get a true love kiss (it's DISNEY, what are you looking at!)

THE GOOD

Like all Disney movies, it comes with a lesson behind it. LOVE is the most powerful thing in the universe. It will definitely get you through things. Angelina Jolie acting as usual is really good, make me feel like the whole character of Maleficent is solely customize for her. There is something which Angelina eyes which makes me feel lost when I stare into it. Elle Fanning played a good supporting actress with her fantastic smile and her carefree moment. There is always something fascinating about magic on screen and the CG in the show is absolutely eye catching. The whole kingdom of where fairy lives looks good with mythical creatures in almost every corner.

THE BAD

The plot is too predictable with the true love kiss being sold as a way to break the curse but it doesn't necessarily have to be a guy (spoiler alert!). Angelina Jolie acting seems to overshadow everything, even the movie. Most of the characters does not seem to have any development, just a short intro to most of them. The starting of the movie seems like all standard fairytale movie by Disney - boy meets girl. 

CONCLUSION 

At the end of the day, it is still a freaking Disney movie. I dare say all Disney movie seems to have a happy ending, I for once wish there is a Disney movie with some twisted or sad ending, makes me sleep with ease at least. Happy ending all the time, Disney style. 

TL;DR: Girl meets boy, falls in love, falls out of love, happy ending. <3 conquers all.  







2 comments:

  1. Nice review Kevan. Wish there was more to this movie than just pretty visuals and a fine performance from Jolie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey there, yeah true the plot was shallow but that being said, I was sought of expecting Jolie is going to just rule over the whole show. Guess I was right.

      Delete