Aww, good for you two!! I was laughing so hard- I'm surprised Maleficent didn't adopt Aurora in the film, considering it's Angelina Jolie She was so perfect for this role, though!! I feel like she's the only one who could have done it justice.
Lmao true! And I definitely agree, when she was announced I was skeptical but when it had a picture of her she had the whole air of confidence and such about her and I loved her in the role can't imagine another Maleficent now XD
At first when I heard of the movie, I wasn't too excited. Why mess with something that isn't broken? But I became hooked on the project, and searched for every scrap of information I could find about it. At the end of the day, it turned out the be incredibly good. Angelina Jolie seems almost born to play Maleficent, she did so well. And despite what anyone else says, I thought Elle Fanning was a nice Aurora~
I think it was a very well-done movie. I might have to draw some characters and scenes that they cut from the final movie... they were really interesting. Still, though, I loved the film. I ended up seeing it twice, and I'm probably going to go again this weekend. It was just SO good!!!
I think I want to see it again as well. I really want to see it in IMAX.
What other characters did they have?
It's up there with favorite movie with me. I actually think I like this better than the animated version since it just had a more interesting story line. I don't normally like it when a villain is evil for just being evil, so I like it when the villain's actions are either justified or understandable. I think of Maleficent from the animated movie and Jolie's Maleficent as different characters personally. The story also had a ton of changes to the animated version, but I liked the changes so I completely don't mind.
I especially like the change they made that Maleficent adds the true love's kiss loophole in the spell. It really set up a great obstacle.
I also really like how Maleficent grew to care for Aurora.
I saw it regular first (but there was a row of obnoxious middle-school-aged girls behind me) so I saw it in IMAX the second time. It was incredibleee in IMAX 3D. I highly recommend it.
Well, for one, Miranda Richardson () was in it as Maleficent's Aunt, Queen Ulla. There was also this male faerie named Robin, who was sort of like a father figure to Maleficent. But in the final cut of the film, they said that the fae needed no king or queen, so that's most likely why they got rid of Ms. Richardson's character- hopefully there will be the deleted scenes of her on the dvd or blu ray.
YES ME TOO. Well, the animated film will always be dear and near to my heart, but I love this version as well. I prefer to take things like this separately, rather than try to chose one over the other. They storylines and characterizations don't fit up all that well, so I think they should be taken as two adaptions of the same faerie tale. I don't mind the changes they made; all the changes made perfect sense, and made the movie more enjoyable (the three good faeries, for example!!! I love them!)
I silently died of laughter during maleficent's kiss scene both times, because both times people around me were whispering that Diaval would be the one to wake up Aurora... they didn't even get it Too yuri for them, I suppose...
I had this little brat in front of me who wouldn't shut up, so I know how you feel. It really put a damper on my experience and I bad been really looking forward to seeing this movie for a long time.
That sounds cool, but I can see why they took them out. they got in the way of the story.
Agreed! I really like the animted version, but I never loved it. Maleficent has always been my favorite villain though. Yeah, they added new twist and turns and changes that were at least to me unexpected. OMG those faeries were very amusing and I especially love how the incorporated the pink and blue fight with the pink one being being slapped in the face and turned blue. Very amusing.
I THOUGHT DIAVOL WOULD KISS HER TOO! He just seemed to look at her with such compassion and it definitely would have been an interesting twist, but I like the twist of true love better with Maleficent. I like how Disney's starting to make it clear that love isn't just found in Princes and it comes in all different shapes and sizes.
These girls giggled, oohed, aahed, and made annoying sob noises whenever something happened in the film. Eventually their mothers had to come over to them and tell them to be quiet! I was really glad when that happened, because every time one of them would make a sound my entire row would turn around and glare!! I can't believe I've turned into one of those adults who hates kids... at least annoying ones, so I guess it's warranted.
Yeah, originally the movie had a much longer opening, but they realized it was taking too much time and re-shot the beginning scenes to exclude virtually all of her teenage life, and all of the other characters. Still, I think the movie they had in the final cut fit the film best.
OMG YEAH ME TOO! Originally Flittle/Merryweather actually turned a woman blue, and it was a recurring gag throughout the film. I'm so happy they had the pink-blue fight, in some form, and the cake! At least this time the cake was baked. I have sketches of the three faeries in the works right now! I hope to have them inked and colored soon
Really? So actually, in the copy of the script I have it said that Diaval was in love with Maleficent and he planned to tell her, but when she said that there was no such thing as true love, he lost hope (that's why he got all angry and peeved). Then when Maleficent was talking to sleeping Aurora, she said that Aurora had taken what was left of her heart, and Diaval realized that he wouldn't have a chance- Maleficent cared for Aurora so much there wasn't any room left for him in her heart, at least romantically. I think it's just so sweet. He's able to get over the fact that they won't have a romantic relationship, and settles rather a deep and platonic one. I think that's so much nicer and more realistic than a 'happily ever after.'