Anyone who knows me well knows I love villains… I see villains as an element a good story can’t do without and often find myself being more drawn to the villain’s story than the protagonists; if they are done correctly.
So it’s a no brainer when I say that I was extremely ecstatic when I found out that Disney was producing a live action movie based on one of my favorite Disney villains of all time; Maleficent
I’ve watched this movie in it’s opening week but waited for a bit to review to let everyone else see it to avoid ruining the movie for anyone reading this blog … So this review will contain major spoilers.
Growing up watching Disney Princess movies, you get to see a wide variety of different villains but we both agree that our favorite villain is Maleficent … for the sole reason behind that is because she completely terrified us. No other villain made us feel as scared as Maleficent did
As I grew older, my appreciation for this character grew; normally for a villain to make an impression on me; their motivations and backstories play a major role of what my option of them would be but in Maleficent’ s case; she did not need either. Even for a cartoon character, she had a presence in her that was both demanding and threatening; you paid attention when she was on-screen. She was surrounded by mystery that you cannot help but wonder more about her. She not only struck fear in us but despite having so little screen time in the Disney animated movie; you can tell that everyone knew who she was and everyone feared her. I mean; she sentenced a baby to death just because she was not invited to a party!
So when we were going to get a movie all about this character I began to wonder on the possibilities of which direction would they go.