First, film makers have gone to great lengths to make us believe (although this isn't necessarily true) that they wanted to retain as much as possible from Disney's original animated version (note the animated bits they included at various parts to remind us as much we liked the original; secondly, it tells us that it is different from the original. In the 1959 Disney version, Maleficent and Aurora never have any communication with each other; in the new film, they have all ready conversed quite a bit. These new details are what makes the film a film for our time (regardless of its quality).
We have all ready had significant discussion on the initial trailer, as well as images and Jolie's "look" as Maleficent; this is, however, our first look at the three fairy godmothers who bestow gifts upon Aurora and protect her (we will discuss this much more in-depth later). I am somewhat dismayed that the Prince (Brenton Thwaites) isn't more,.... masculine. He and Aurora (Elle Fanning) both leave a great deal to be desired, her not being very feminine, nor he very masculine (which were traits of the two in the original animated film); why am I harping on this detail? Because the left is trying to break-down distinguishes between male and female. I still don't know which direction this film will go and what Maleficent will symbolize, but I am mildly looking forward to it (by the way, there is still no second trailer for either Captain America: the Winter Soldier or X-Men: Days Of Future Past).
|Eva Green plays the heroine, although I am not quite sure what that means.|
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