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I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

08 June 2014

Movie: Maleficent

It has been a while since Angeline Jolie commanded such presence in a movie. M has been wanting to see Maleficent ever since we saw a trailer a few months back - and Jolie's amazing performance is reason enough to see it. The movie, tells the backstory for the classic children's fairy tale - Sleeping Beauty; motivating that the curse laid upon Sleeping Beauty is not as it seems. The visuals are spectacular, and Sharlto Copley plays, yet again, a deranged character - this time, the king - and the twist with the meaning of "true love's kiss" was a nice touch. However, the rest of the movie - especially some of the dialogue, acting and general story line is quite bad at places; but then again - it is based on a children's fairy tale.