Movie Talk: Maleficent

My family and I watched Maleficent last week and well well…

… it was okay.

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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.

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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)!
Jane

D is for (All I Do Is) Dream of You

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Trivia: My original idea for this day’s A-Z Blogging Challenge post is “Post Breakup Dos and Donts.” But since I don’t have enough time to ponder and write about that, I’ve decided to share this one instead. That’s all. LOL.

Singing in the Rain is one of my all-time favorite movies. I’m a sucker for classic old films (I think I have more black-and-white movies in my laptop than colored ones lol), and I adore the Roaring Twenties (if I could live again in another era, I’d definitely pick the 1920s– no doubt!), so this movie is, like, the greatest of all the great films for me.

And, well, this scene is one of my favorites:

Actually, I love all the scenes in this movie, but this one always cheers me up. I like its very upbeat vibe, plus the song’s really cool. One more thing: Debbie Reynolds and the girls are excellent dancers! I really wish I was born in the 20s.

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Another reason why this scene is my favorite: Lina Lamont’s “caked” face. Haha. She deserves that epic accident, really.

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And oh, I found another rendition of the song:

I’ve watched this movie more than ten times, but I still get excited every time the thought of watching it again crosses my mind. Haven’t seen it yet? No! Don’t waste another half of your life (LOL). Watch this 50s classic now!

(Singing in the Rain official MGM trailer… yes, 4 minutes. I think movie trailers are that long in the “before time” lol)

Happy blogging (and watching)!
Jane