Maleficent (Or What I Like to Call: How Angie Got Her Wings Back) Movie Review
SPOILER ALERT! (Kinda)
I was pretty sure I wanted to be Maleficent for Halloween from the previews of the movie and this sweet decal of Angelina I saw on the side of a bus, but now I KNOW I want to be her for Halloween.
Reasons: that horned HAT. Gimme. The black cape, duh. And she’s just such a bad ass bitch in in this movie. Read on.
It’s actually my favorite Angelina Jolie movie now. Let’s be real people, scorned fairy is a way better look for her than Russian spy (Salt) or American spy that’s married to Brad Pitt the spy (Mrs. Smith). Scorned fairy, you guys. That little weirdo.
I’ve been on Team Anniston since the dawn of time, (or like, since about halfway through the series of Friends because legs and hair, duh) but dammmmmnn! Maybe I get it now?
The part at the end when she looks like Lara Croft, Castle Raider and she’s like “I got my wings back, mother fucker, look at my leather pants!”
- Okay, and there was this article. I think it’s a stretch and not Disney’s intention. But the metaphor is there, fo sho. Angie even said so here.
- But then there was also this commentary on Disney villians by Alida Nugent via her inspiring blog The Frenemy: “[Maleficent was just] pissed off she didn’t get invited to a party, which I totally agree with, just invite her….You don’t always like the all the people you invite to big events, especially if you own a KINGDOM, deal with it Mr. and Mrs. Beauty. [And she] pulls off [an] amazing classic horned hat, like Lady Gaga or Bjork….Nothing against Sleeping Beauty, I respect the sisterhood, but honestly would you want to hang out with a girl who constantly talks with animals about her dream of a perfect man…or a lady who specifically chooses to wear black capes and is also a DRAGON. Just sayin’.”
Overall rating: B+ ….It’s some of Disney’s best work, including some parts of Frozen and also The Lion King on Broadway.