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A few people have asked me my thoughts on [Maleficent], which Zoe [my 10 year old] and I went to see (in 2-D) [opening] night.
First off, I am a huge fan of Sleeping Beauty [particularly the animation style] and Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain (her plan actually succeeds). This movie was amazing. Angelina Jolie was incredible, particularly in the scene when Maleficent wakes to realize her wings are gone (not a spoiler; it’s in the trailer) and in the pivotal scene when she visits Aurora’s chamber after the curse has taken affect. I haven’t ugly-cried like that at a movie since Toy Story 3.
And there are funny parts, quotable dialogue, fun CGI, inexplicable Scottish accents, action, and a couple of dragons. Go see it if you have the slightest interest at all. And in terms of message, if you enjoyed Frozen, you will like Maleficent.
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