Series: Beau Rivage
English \ Paperback, 331 pages
Debut: April 10, 2012
Snuck from: Sam @ Realm of Fiction
Read: January 12-16, 2015
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Sam Riley as her servant Diaval
Sharlto Copley as King Stefan
Elle Fanning as Aurora
Imelda Staunton & Juno Temple as two of the caretaker fairies
Release: 05/2014 | Length: 97 min
Directed by: Robert Stromberg
Based on the Disney version of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty
I'm a sucker for fairy tales, and I think all those new takes are just awesome. I haven't managed to read a retelling yet, but with Maleficent, I at least watched one. I really hope they are going to make more of these! It was absolutely magical, with all the techniques nowadays... great! I wasn't so fond of the cast, save for Angelina Jolie and Sam Riley, but it's still something to rewatch, because the new plotline was good. It's one that shows you just how much history is written by the victors, and how much more there can be to every tale, that there is indeed another side of the coin.
Year: Summer 2012
Length: 127 min
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Based on the fairy tale Snow White by the Brother's Grimm.
We're all familiar with the fairy tale of Snow White, now just imagine the evil queen sucking the youth out of beautiful girls, her magic a lot more powerful than standard, and her past as dark as her soul. The Huntsman, who ususally just lets Snow White escape out of the goodness of his heart, has now a major role to play and a lot of issues to overcome. Snow White, still as innocent as always, now gets an extra load of courage, and her battle with the queen is no longer just figurative.
Kristen Stewart as Snow White was... kinda still too much Bella, but not half bad. Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna and Chris Hemsworth as Huntsman rock, though, that's why I already ventured there four times. ^.^