My family and I watched Maleficent last week and well well…
… it was okay.
Don’t get me wrong– I enjoyed it, but not enough to make a huge mark in my mind. So I won’t say it was great, but it was okay.
One of the few things I like about Maleficent is that it’s a different take on something so classic. It showed a whole new point-of-view, away from Disney’s usual fairytale storytelling. Here, we won’t see a damsel in distress who longs for true love’s kiss. Instead, here’s a kick-ass fairy who doesn’t believe in true love’s kiss… just because she was hurt and betrayed by it.
However, it failed to make me say “wow!” The story is, somehow, predictable. Right from the start, I already knew how the story would go. Plots like Maleficent’s always go that way. And the movie lacks something. I just can’t pinpoint what that is. Seems like the execution of the story is kinda weak.
Despite the tiny glitches, I applaud Maleficent for misleading me into thinking that her sidekick raven is Aurora’s true love’s kiss. I already knew that the prince won’t be able to revive the princess from her sleep spell, so I thought it’s gonna be the raven since he took care of her ever since she was a baby. The predictability of the movie vanished for a moment. Lol.
Anyway, I’m not really a movie critic, so don’t take my word for it. Watch the trailer first and head to a cinema near you!
Happy blogging (and watching)!