The filmmakers Maleficent too cautiously, although noticeably reworked the classic story. They were afraid to go beyond painting for young viewers, so they get a seat naive, sometimes laced, and in some places foolish tale. The film is not without merit, but it is not enough to recommend it to all and sundry.
The plot is a free retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty with an evil sorceress Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) as the main character. In this interpretation, Maleficent – the fairy godmother with large horns, which can fly and lives in harmony with the other inhabitants of the enchanted swamps. Next door to the house is magical zverushek state people. Fabulous creation does not get along with mere mortals, so that guests on both sides of the border are not happy to see. One boy sneaks into the possession of Maleficent, and he manages to make friends with the powerful fairy.
Next complication quirk script makes it clear that the authors do not want to make the main character of a cruel witch. Maleficent becomes the victim of male cynicism, but the fire of hatred in it goes as quickly as it erupted. It turns into a ruthless villain or prudent bitch. Maleficent experiencing cheating lover and just wants to hide from the world of men behind barbed wall.
When the story goes briefly to the canonical part with a daughter of the king and imposing on it a curse, it turns out that even though Maleficent and vindictive, but good. Then the authors make the audience with emotion, but hardly with pleasure, monitor the relationship Maleficent and Princess Aurora. All this gradually turns into an ode to maternal love with the final purification fairies.
– The world is not so simple. It is evil.
Despite this, Maleficent copes with the role of first violin. Her emotions are sincere, it turns out to be equally good and caring fairy awesome defender and swamps, and a strong woman who has lost her faith in true love. For expressive gestures heroine pleasure to watch.
Archenemy Maleficent appointed her ex-boyfriend (it takes Sharlto Copley), power-greedy and took the throne is not the most honest way. Although his actions raise questions, the role of the madman he portrays convincingly. He is obsessed with one idea, and he is willing to do anything for its realization.
Screen time is not occupied by Maleficent, the king and the Aurora is filled with far less significant characters. Trinity fairies designed to coddle princess, funny arrange representation. Maleficent partner is not without charm. Supreme fairy also periodically makes fun of others. The creators did not focus on the secondary characters, making them simple and memorable.
However, it is not enough that the film remains interesting for a half hour. All the matter in a manic desire of authors to build an “ordinary tale of a mother’s love.” Scenes communication Maleficent and Aurora abound simplest replicas. Many of them, they take a lot of time and bother. Benefit to the final communication gives way to a fantasy showdowns.
The visual part is good. The authors skillfully squeezed in children age rating battle monsters who showed great strength and Maleficent in open battle. Worked appearance of monsters, the effects are impressive. Often the design of the world and its inhabitants more surprising than the next obvious plot twist.
From idea to make of the evil sorceress heroine expect more than the tale of a mother’s love. Tape can easily disappoint simplicity and naivete. Cute (in all senses) Maleficent and beautiful world, coupled with spectacular battles are not forced to regret the time spent, but admire the film does not work.