A movie with 2 gigatons of tnt and testosterone is what you get. All the most cliche scenes from a classic action movie is here and still you feel like it’s a fresh piece.
Movie one was like “here we go, let’s take the shit we’ve done in the past and put here”. Movie 2 is the “ok we got it, now let’s put some light mood here, some jokes there, increase the action scenes length” and boom! Bull’s eye. The last piece is where you got the felling that “nice, very nice, well this ends well and if they come back, we’ll be here to watch again”.
The newcomers in the last movie were nice, but for me felt like they could do the mission without them. Except for Galgo. Galgo is the best touch they added, so much fun.
A old story told in a new way. Like me, who was a child by the time I heard the old one, the old story is for sure a story for children. But this new one is a grown up. I see that even the “adults” can learn from fairy tales.
Maleficent is a fantastic movie, specially if you are familiar with the old tale of the sleeping beauty. The simplicity of it got me really hard. I think they put a little of everything for a fairy tale with great feeling. Can’t say that there’s too much of this or that. Equilibrium.
The story itself, when compared to the original, is a winner. The title change is very accurate, after all we’re not listening a tale about a princess but we’re being told a tale about a fairy who struggles within human feelings and yet can find the way to fight the dark ones.