As I just wrote a review of Maleficent, the remake of the 1959 Disney film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ I thought I would write a post about my thoughts on the original.
First of all, I would have to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite Disney movies and this is, in my eyes, because it seems to literally be a moving piece of art. By This, I do not mean that other hand animated Disney films aren’t, but this one just seems to stand out to me as one of their art driven ones.
From the time that this movie was announced, I was excited for its release. I knew I wanted to go see it the cinema when it came out, but was only weary of one thing. That they would ruin the main character: Maleficent. She had always been my favourite Disney character and I was afraid that they could take away all that made the original portrayal good, which was her majesty, evil and calm.
So I was really impresses at how Angelina Jolie was able to incorporate the greatness of the original portrayal while still making the role her own. I also feel like the costume was created to really pay homage to the original whilst still adding a modern twist and the production’s stamp on the film.