freelance writer, editor, journalist, author
[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.