Friday, May 30, 2014

Movie: Maleficent

Disney redoes (and rewrites) the sleeping beauty story with a focus on Anglea Jolie as the witch who casts the curse.

The NYT review is a bit overwrought, but captures the spirit well. I liked this line:
The exquisite attention to detail in both the makeup and costume is routine in major productions like this one, of course, but the mixture of Old Hollywood glamour and contemporary fetishwear doesn’t just turn Maleficent into a pleasurable spectacle, it also serves a character who embodies both the past and the future.
Recommended if you have kids. There are some scary bits, but nothing our six-year-old couldn't handle; she pronounced the movie among her favorites when it was done.

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