Maleficent: The Story of Motherhood that Redeems
They meet, fall in love, make big plans, and promise each other eternal faithfulness. Everything seems to be getting better and better--until pride takes over, and personal rather than shared interests come into play. Thus the dream ends: the two separate from each other, or worse, begin to hate each other and make war. They forget that they dreamed to accomplish great things together and that they swore unending love.
It is a typical plot in the world of literature and on the big screen, one which many viewers who have experienced fading feelings, or who have changed their mind because of betrayal or abandonment, can relate to.
Disney recently revisited this plot with the story of Maleficent, the famous "wicked witch" from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, whose story is told in a completely original way in a movie directed by Robert Stromberg. The film marked his debut as a director with Angelina Jolie playing the part of the protagonist.
The story began long before Princess Aurora was enchanted into a perpetual sleep on her sixteenth birthday, long before the fairy even earned her role as anti-hero in the story.Read more...