Fairy Tale Adaptation: Maleficent

Admit it, now you are humming, "I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream," me too.

I love Fairy Tales, any way I can get them… twisted, a different POV, modern-day, anything. So when a retelling is hitting the theaters so am I.  

Maleficent is a must see for all YA & New Adult book lovers! I absolutely loved the retelling of Sleeping Beauty from Maleficent's perspective. For me, this was an adaptation made for YA & Fantasy fans but all Moms will love it too. Angelina Jolie was so many things. One minute she is freaking creepy then funny and then she puts her big girl wings on and is fierce. I’m not going to lie, #fairycrush. I mean who can make pointy cheekbones look awesome?

When you watch Maleficent (because why wouldn’t you) you will have your heart broken, want revenge and feel snide and then you will fall in love as a mother does and then you will feel the wrath baby! When the action started, I was like “YES, kill that guy! Jerk” and then I was like, “Wait; let me get a better look at that Prince, he’s new”.

As far as a younger audience, I’m not sure they would enjoy it as much. There is a lot of dialogue and I know dialogue equals run down the aisles like wild banshees for my boys (they are 5 & 3). Now my daughter (who is 8), I think she would have liked it, but I think middle school and up is the ideal audience.
Needless to say, Maleficent will be an automatic buy when it is released.
Now, we get to anticipate Cinderella! Set to hit theaters 2015. And all we get is.a.SHOE. But man, a shoe has never looked so good! Lily James is set to play Cinderella.

1 comment:

  1. Jolie, appearing in her first live-action film since 2010, must be and is the movie's strongest asset.


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