Heather Greene

freelance writer, editor, journalist … witch

Review: Disney’s Maleficent (2014)

[This is the opening excerpt of my review of Disney’s Maleficent (2014), originally published on The Wild Hunt. ]

“Disney’s most iconic animated villain has returned to the big screen in a live-action fantasy that twists and soars as it fractures the original fairy tale upon which it’s based. At its simplest level Maleficent is an extended re-imagining of Disney’s animated Sleeping Beauty (1959) with a focus on its well-known, dark-cloaked villain. However in presenting this alternative perspective, the live-action film dabbles in contemporary feminist, religious and ecological themes as it takes you through its fantasy world.”

For the rest of the review, go to The Wild Hunt.

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This entry was posted on April 11, 2016 by in Film Reviews and tagged , , , .
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