The movie Maleficent was released in 2014 and grossed over 757 million dollars internationally it 's first year. It is the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty told by Aurora herself, only the story is not as we remember it to be. One of the main differences between the two versions is the character development that is seen in Maleficent was never included in the Grimm Brothers version. The Grimm Brothers revised their tales to conform to what they believed would be more suitable to children, which means they took out the sexual elements and added gender stereotypical role models topped with sweet descriptions. Their stories were told quickly and jumped from scene to scene never really allowing the audience to get to know the main characters so t...
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...s has since released the movie Jack & the Giant Slayer, Universal Pictures released “Snow White and The Huntsmen”, and Paramount Pictures released “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”. And it looks like the trend will continue with the Jungle Book set to be released this next coming year.
Overall, Disney respects the fairy tale in their movie Maleficent by keeping the main characters and the main events the same, topping it with the classic happy ending, and adding some non-traditional twists alone the way. The viewers for once finds themselves understanding and even cheering for the villain of the story, effectively reassigning who the actual villain is, because although Maleficent 's mistakes are obvious, King Stephan never seemed to learn from his. This trend is likely to continue because in today 's culture, the more twisted and fractured the fairy-tale the better.
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