Like many fairy tales involving a princess, Sleeping Beauty presents the antagonist quickly. In the very first scene, Maleficent appears right away in this movie to curse princess aurora just because she wasn’t invited to the tiny baby’s christening. The king and queen make it very clear to the audience right away that Maleficent is not a person to be messed with; calling her a witch before she curses Aurora.
By her appearance alone, I could only expect Maleficent to be the movie’s villain. Maleficent carries around a scepter with her trusted crow, sitting at the top; and has a black robe that even trails behind her, when she spreads out her arms her robe makes her look like a bat. She also has big, curving horns that she even keeps in her design after turning into a giant black dragon later on. She is also very pale and has a long, pointed chin. When it comes to Sleeping Beauty, I do not see a single characteristic in Maleficent that would...
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...a kiss once she fell prey to her curse, though. The only one able to do so is Maleficent. Afterwards they help each other as they just wanted to go back to the Moor together.
Overall, Maleficent had so much of what I saw as lacking in Sleeping Beauty. It included an engaging plot, displaying there is both good and evil in others. Messages that are empowering and modern, for example, that one should be good to one another and not focus on hatred. Maleficent displayed fleshed out and changing characters with what I felt were realistic reactions for that world. A bit more time with Prince Philip and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty could do wonders for the movie. It is great that Sleeping Beauty was pretty faithful to original fairytale, but without major changes to the characters or the reasons for their actions; it isn’t cut out to be made into a movie like Maleficent.
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