Movie Review: Maleficent (2014)

Movies or books that revisit the tragic origin stories of villains are nothing new (i.e., the Star Wars prequels, Wicked), in which the motivations and internal struggle of the main character and soon-to-be antagonist are revealed. Disney’s Maleficent, however, throws that notion out the window and delivers a disjointed film that tries to capitalize on the themes of more popular movies of its time. Continue reading