If you watched the Grammy’s you might have seen the first sneak peek at Disney’s Maleficient….who, aside from Ursula is probably Disney’s Worst/Best villian. I mean, come on, you know its true. She’s got the horns, the raven, the evil animal/human goons doing her bidding. She’s also one of the most beautiful villians. Put some hair on her, and make her a little less green and you’ve got the makings of a possible princess. This is just another in a long line of recent ‘dark fairytales’ that have come out. Movies like Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman, that weird Little Red Riding Hood with Amanda Seyfried. I’m not really sure what the deal is. Are we running out of ideas – probably; or is it because we have this whole generation of people who grew up with these classic Disney movies who are now older and want to still be connected to the movies of our childhood. Perhaps its both.
I didn’t see any of the other movies that I mentioned, but after watching this trailer I want to see this movie…baaaaddd!! Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney Movies (hello, I named my son after the Prince), a close second to Snow White (the most under-appreciated of the Disney Princesses). Although there are a couple things I want to know. First, who cast Aurora…meh…although she did have pretty big shoes to fill. Second, what is the truth we will be learning? That is one of the sort of tag lines of the movie – we know the tale, but now we’ll hear the truth. What truth exactly? What is up for dispute….and clearly now I’ve crossed the line of overly obsessed with a Disney movie. But inquiring minds wants to know!!
and PS: Angelina Jolie (I don’t really like her, or any of the movies she’s ever done..seriously none of them), but this was the most perfect casting of a character that I’ve ever seen. Bravo Disney!!! And that beautifully, haunting version of “Once Upon A Dream,” is sung by Alana Del Ray, and is beautiful.