Runtime: 97 minutes
Directed by: Robert Stromberg
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville
Note: This film is available on Now TV at the time of this review.
This is actually one of the first of the new Disney live actions I’ve seen and a great one to start with.
The beginning felt a little awkward as if they were unsure how to exactly introduce the idea, but after the first fifteen minutes, I enjoyed it.
It could have been more streamlined and smooth with asome more impactful moments. Some characters which were introduced were not used to their full advantage, some were never seen again until late into the film.
I adored the moments concerning Aurora and Maleficent and are worth it just for them. I would have liked Aurora’s character have had a bigger role even if this is a film primarily about Maleficent.
But, wow, Maleficent is such an appealing character and I loved her to bits. I dislike evil for the sake of evil so this was a fantastic story.
Angelina is stunning in her role and I loved every moment. I was unsure of her at first, but within half an hour I was sold. She had me giggling at times.
I loved the ending even though I called it because I so wanted it to go down that way. It isn’t a well made, cohesive film, but I enjoyed it all the same, mostly for the re-imagining of the villain Maleficent.
To sum up, A bit jumbled, Angelina Jolie amazing, Slow moving
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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