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    Maleficent is a recently released movie that we viewed in class. It discusses contemporary issues in a contemporary version of the story of sleeping beauty. It relates to our class because it challenges the way we view stories and interpret things, which is very Post Modern. The film is a spin on the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty from the evil witch’s perspective. Maleficent is the star of the movie and is a beautiful teenager of pure heart. Maleficent is a powerful fairy that lives in a forest filled with mystical creatures, and defends the forest aggressively. As a young girl she falls in love with a human named Stefan. As the two grow older, Maleficent becomes the protector of the forest and Stefan wishes to become king of the neighboring kingdom. When King Henry attacks the forest but fails against Maleficent, he swears whoever kills Maleficent will be named his…

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    Suddenly, a dark green, enchanted mist appears sweeping and devouring any civilian in its path. Striking out the green shadow, maleficent makes a grand entrance, and advances to give Aurora a magical gift as well. As Maleficent begins reciting her spell, she glances over at King Stephan with disgust and hatred. This provokes Maleficent to take away something he loved dearly to pay back the price of her beloved wings, but the monetary value is great and that price is Stephan’s daughter.…

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    Everyone knows or has heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” at least. After watching the movie Maleficent that’s exactly what I thought. This original famous ‘evil villain’ finally gets to tell her side of the story and how she was just simply driven by her vengeance against King Stefan. Maleficent wanders through the never before told story of one of Disney's most well known villains from the famous movie Sleeping Beauty and the factors of her betrayal that inevitably turns her…

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    Maleficent And Antihero

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    focused on himself and his success. Interestingly enough, with the change of Maleficent from a villain to an antihero, we see the change of Stefan from a hero to a villain. This is something that I am going to affectionately call “filling the villain gap.” What this means is that every story has to have a villain, in one form or another. After all, what would a story be without a villain? There would be no one to defeat, nothing to fight for or against because everything would be easy and…

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    The Houston Ballet performed Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s full-length Sleeping Beauty at the Brown Theater inside the Wortham Theater Center. The performance was choreographed by Emeritus Ben Stevenson. According to the press, to celebrate the director’s 80th birthday, the staging was the revival that launched his successful career in London nearly fifty-years ago. Recognized as supreme achievement of classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault.…

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    In the critical review, we would like to share a well-known movie, which is directed by Robert Stromberg, entitled “Maleficent”. This movie is an action, adventure and family movie. The story is about two rival kingdoms, human kingdom, ruled by a vain and greedy king and the Moors, a peaceful kingdom. A powerful fairy, Maleficent helps Stefan who failed to steal jewel and they grow close. One day, the king wants to attack the Moors but been defeated and he wants to revenge through offers his…

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    a witch, who could fit the mould for Mistress of all evil? Many could bring to mind the image of Maleficent. While this may be true for the 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty, this can not be said for the 2014 adaptation Maleficent. In the film Maleficent,it is through Maleficent’s actions that she helps the audience to deconstruct some female stereotypes most commonly shown in media; in particular around witches, and females in general, in the fairy tale genre. The stereotypes shown are, the witch that…

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    Briar rose and Maleficent Folktales are always the representation of traditional stories. The printed version in which children of nowadays read are called fairytales (Widdowson). One of the popular tales is the story of “sleeping beauty” originally known as briar rose, which was published by the Grimm brothers. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were popular for their fairy tales including briar rose and lily and the lion; they also contributed to the study of different languages. Jacob was born in the…

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    Examples of which would be of Maleficent and Attic Finch for their outstanding displays of getting around the obstacles that lay ahead of them. First off is Maleficent and how she was a nice kind guardian of the land she was in where she did her best to protect it until the person she loved betrayed her. Maleficent’s goal was to get revenge of him, yet during her journey she had a change of heart due to an obstacle that she overcame rediscovering what love is thanks to sleeping beauty. There are…

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    Maleficent is a 2014 American adventure fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Loosely based on Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and inspired by Walt Disney's 1959 animated film, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent portrays the story from the perspective of the eponymous antagonist, depicting her conflicted relationship with the princess…

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