A Maleficent Update ! « FILM LINGO

A Maleficent Update ! « FILM LINGO.

They are making a new film all about Maleficent!?  I am overwhelmed with approval!  Plus, it fits right into the current trend of bringing back fairy tales and especially Snow White, hard.  (I classify it with Snow White because it involves deadly sleeping damsels.)  In all these newer versions I see the pattern of our current society recognizing that now we’re more like the overlord or queen than the oppressed Snow White.  But we’re America!  We’re good!  We’re right!  We can’t admit we’re really like anyone bad….So these new movies have twists to make it seem like okay, we make mistakes, but dammit we’re still the good guy underdog!  Even if Snow White, or our other heroines have to get a little dirty!

This Maleficent movie sounds like its raison d’etre is along the same lines…we’re not perfect, but we’re still great.  Only this one sounds better because, after all, if you’re going to recognize you’re closer to the villain in power and station, you want to go with Maleficent.  She rocks.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 18:15:57

    I hope this resonates as strongly with audiences as Elpheba in Wicked. Maleficent is awesome. I always wanted to be her or Meriweather, actually. Aurora was pretty, yes, but come on people, MAGIC! Turning into a dragon! That’s worth being greenish.

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  2. Kathy Hughes
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 18:19:03

    I hope this resonates as deeply with audiences as Elpheba in Wicked. I always wanted to be either Maleficent or Merriweather, because even though Aurora/Briar Rose was pretty, people, come on, MAGIC! Turning into a dragon! Flying!

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