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With the success of Beauty and the Beast, Disney fans are surely expecting more.
Disney is not disappointing us, in fact, they are eyeing 19 films to remake in the coming years. Isn’t that awesome? Here’s the list of what to expect if you’re a Disney fan.
Set to be released in November, 2018, the remake of “Mulan” will be mastered by Niki Caro, who, in the history of Disney, is the second woman to direct a film with over a 100 million-dollar budget.
To be directed by Jon Favreau, who is also the man behind The Jungle Book.
After bringing Alice in Wonderland in live action, Tim Burton is set to revamp the classic cartoon, Dumbo.
The remake of The Sword in the Stone is being written now by Bryan Cogman who is also responsible for several episodes of Games of Thrones.
After the fans noticing that Prince Charmings exist a lot in Disney Princesses’ films, it’s now their duty to give him a story of his own.
The famous Genie from Aladdin will now have a prequel!
Guy Ritchie, who is known for his R13 films, will remake Genie’s master, Aladdin.
You will surely love who will portray Cruella De Vil, none other than Emma Stone, who just recently won an Academy award!
Giving it a different perspective, the new live-action adaptation of Winnie The Pooh will focus on Christopher Robin‘s adulthood and his return to the Hundred Acre Wood to visit his childhood.
Awkward! Prior to the announcement of Disney that they are planning a remake of their hit classic, Universal Studios has planned their own live-action adaptation.
Our all-time childhood favorite will get a new live-action version, despite numerous remakes have been already produced.
According to a report, Disney is also planning to create a spin-off about Peter Pan’s companion, Tinker Bell. It is also said that the award-winning Reese Witherspoon will portray the playful fairy.
After the 1996 claymation version of this Roald Dahl book, it is also reported to be getting a remake, as well.
Pinocchio’s franchise is getting longer and longer as Disney is set to produce a live-action adaptation of the film.
Already in the works, The Jungle Book will have a sequel after its box office success.
Who would deny it? Angelina Jolie gave justice to the great villain that is Maleficent. It deserves a second installment.
The most unexpected film to get a remake in the list probably. For those who are not familiar about Chernabog, he is a villain who appeared once in an 11-minute segment of the film Fantasia. The setting would be much similar to Maleficent.
This hit classic will also get a remake with new songs! Can’t wait!
Unexpected, yes. But Disney is also planning to have a spin-off that focuses on Snow White’s sister, Rose Red, who attempted to rescue Snow White after eating the poisoned apple.
Lizzie Mcguire is us for sure after seeing this whole list!
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Initially, Maleficent was shown as a soft-hearted young lady who lives in a very peaceful woodland realms in which she got accustomed to its tranquil atmosphere which kept her purity at a very high mark.
Then there came a time when a fleet of invaders lurked and tried to disrupt the harmony in their kingdom. This series of oppression involved a couple of ruthless encounters between the two camps as well as a conspicuous betrayal which transformed Maleficent’s untainted ideals in life and turned her into a tyrant and evil goddess.
Maleficent initiated a bitterly planned retribution wherein she placed a curse upon the newly crowned king’s daughter named Aurora. Then Maleficent later on found out that it was actually Aurora who can bring her back to her old self, the benevolent, graceful, and vivid Maleficent.
I won’t go over into deep details pertaining to the history of this Disney masterpiece as you can already find them written on most articles. I would just like to express my moods towards the movie.
Mainly, I can certainly claim that it is not your typical fairy tale movie in a sense that it involves a couple of plot twists which made it more interesting. Disney might have run out of conventional fairy tale movie that’s why they probably decided to modify some of their stories in simple to complex ways like this one.
However, there are still some traces left by the archetypal fairy tale tradition. Maleficent’s story ended favorably, or should I say Aurora’s since all the fortunes in the kingdom were bestowed upon her in the end. Another commonly used setup in fairy tale movies was the involvement of the lady protagonists’ Prince Charming. I just got a little bit disappointed by the way the Prince Charming was portrayed in this movie. He is pretty much useless in this story. Thank God he and Aurora ended up tying the knot in the end.
I can say that the characters’ acting weren’t really that bad. The portrayal for Maleficent was pretty much on spot thanks to Angelina Jolie’s acting prowess. Princess Aurora, Prince Philipp and King Stefan’s acting are acceptable enough for me to enjoy the film.
The storyline of the movie Maleficent is somewhat similar to “The Sleeping Beauty” although as I have said earlier, a couple of nips were done to make it a unique story. You just have to watch this one to further prove to yourself that Maleficent is slightly heaps away from being comparable to The Sleeping Beauty. Some might consider this movie’s plot as a cliché and I have nothing against them, I don’t have the rights to blame them because watching fairy tales sometimes become boring because of its predictability. I’m telling you, go and watch Maleficent first and then decide for yourself if you still find its story a cliché.
Maleficent’s special effects were astounding if you would ask me. Yes the computer generated characters still failed to convince us that they look like the real ones, but at least they tried their best to make them look like they’re for real! The fight scenes were something to talk about for a couple of days as it featured bunches of action packed encounters between Maleficent and her antagonists.
Overall, I would like to give Maleficent a 3.8 out of 5 stars. The movie is suitable for spectators of all ages and is highly recommended for those who want to have their family bondings or just to have a relaxing after-work leisure.
We all know what the fairy tale says. And by the looks of it, we can even tell it by ourselves if we are told to do so. Needless to say, if you ever read the tale of Sleeping Beauty you know who Maleficent is. Maybe not by her name, but by her looks. Moreover, who would forget that horrible thing she did in the tale?
You know it, she is the one who cursed baby Aurora. It is the curse which promises that Aurora will fall into an eternal sleep when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel as she turns 16.
Anyway so much for the introduction. For those who watched the movie, you may have observed these lessons I’m going to share. But for those who are still on the lines waiting outside the box office with no idea what movie to watch, you better start reading to consider “Maleficent” in your ‘to watch list.’
Remember that moment when the film begins with the young Maleficent meeting a young boy named Stefan who intruded the Moors, only to reveal that the boy stole a jewel. Maleficent confronts him and takes the jewel from the young theft and throws it into the lake. While Maleficent escorts Stefan out of the Moors, he tells her that if he discerned she was about to throw that precious jewel away, he would have kept it. In retort, Maleficent says to Stefan she didn’t chuck it away. Rather she sent the jewel back home.
Well, this just tells that we don’t just simply judge an action and jump to a final conclusion. This brings danger for we don’t even know the facts. Lesson is, we may be rather wrong right at the first impression.
As we meet Stefan, we are then just oriented that fairies like Maleficent are hurt by iron forged by humans. You see, Stefan had an iron ring, and when they tried to shake hands, the fairy withdrew her hand with pain. Learning from this fact, Stefan didn’t hesitated to throw away one of his only keepsakes.
We can learn firsthand from this that we have to get rid of anything that might hurt those people around us. Whether it is a thing or a bad habit, what course of actions would you take to take those harmful things off?
In the film, we see Maleficent and the old king waging a war at the borders of the Moors. In this specific scene, she shouted “You’re no king to me,” as the king remarked to claim the enchanted place. With a sarcastic response, the king brutally answered back, “I don’t take orders from a winged elf.”
See the logic? Titles do work, but respect for each other’s abilities and limitations should come first.
In the film, we see Maleficent’s act of saving a crow trapped in a metal net and is about to killed by its captor. Maleficent saved the poor crow by turning him into a man, later on to name himself Diaval. As he turned into such, he questions Maleficent about her ruining his beautiful self. Maleficent responds in an unlikely manner of “Stop complaining. I saved your life.”
Diaval realizes his actions and relents. He began thanking Maleficent and promises her his service at any cost. In the same manner, if someone helps us out in anything, we should be thankful no matter what.
In the film, we see Stefan losing his interest in seeing Maleficent and began desiring to be the King. Eventually, when he heard first hand from the King that anyone who kills Maleficent will have the crown, he starts to plan things that later on turned his head haywire, leading him into great downfall in the end.
Do I still have to reiterate the lesson right here? I strongly believe everyone experience temptations regularly, it’s only a matter of choice whether to dwell in that temptation or not.
Just like what happened to King Stefan throughout the film, falling into his darkest temptations that destroyed whatever simple and little he had when he was younger, his desire for revenge against Maleficent turned him into the villain. The same works for Maleficent as well when she chose to avenge herself by cursing little Aurora. Again, the same works for us.
When we’re little, we are always told of the tale of the Sleeping Beauty. However, Maleficent flipped the coin and opened the possibility that in every story told, there is always an another side to it.
Here we can learn that we have to open our hearts and stop closing our minds that the story we are told is the absolute truth. Whilst Sleeping Beauty introduced Maleficent as the evil and wicked fairy, the film obviously did a role shift that the King was the true culprit why all the crap ‘cursing cute little Aurora’ had happened.
This is seen in the separation of the kingdoms. It is revealed that things will work more effectively and happy with the two kingdoms’ unity, rather they were separated. Moreover, one kingdom wanted the other destroyed because they desired to be the most powerful. As a result, this caused the conflict and tragedy in the film.
Frankly, this happens in real life too. Envy builds a wall that hinders people to be intimate enough with one another.
Maleficent was tormented when Stefan left her. Even more, she agonized deeply when he shows up again just to cut her wings off. In short, she is deeply broken, inside and outside. This caused her heart to harden and to seek revenge. This even caused her to put a curse into Aurora.
However, we see Maleficent’s heart being restored when she began to care while watching over the young baby being incompetently cared by the inept fairies struggling to feed and raise her well. We even saw that she goes as far by establishing a mother-like relationship with Aurora.
Well, lesson here is, time heals almost anything.
One of the most shocking twists we have in the film is the fact that it wasn’t Prince Phillip who awoke the sleeping beauty from her slumber. Rather, it was Maleficent’s kiss on her forehead which awoke the beautiful Princess Aurora.
This simply explains that if you’ve done horrible things in the past, it doesn’t define you any less of who you are and what changes in your life you have pursued. Maleficent was the villain, but she chose her path that lead her to become the hero in the film.
Question is, what would be your choice right now, would you be the villain or the hero?
So that’s it. I hope I have given you enough reasons to reconsider Maleficent in your ‘to watch list.’ Honestly, I never really expected much at it first, but as I ventured inside the theater and watched the film, I became attached to the enchanted lessons I have observed.
How about you? Do you have any other enchanted lessons learned in the film? We’d like for you to hear from you so share it below.
Photo Credits from Walt Disney Studios.
MANILA, June 2, 2014 – Disney’s “Maleficent” bewitched the Philippine box office well beyond expectations for a No.1 finish, taking in an enchanted P179.9-million in five days nationwide for the May 28 to June 1 weekend. This according to the local office of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, the film’s distributor.
That opening gross is the year’s second-biggest, bested only by last April’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (P251-M) but higher than “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (P175-M) which bowed last week.
Powered by positive word-of-mouth from audiences, “Maleficent” opened tremendously huge that it already surpassed the lifetime revenues of Disney’s biggest non-Marvel titles, namely “Prince of Persia” (P156-M), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (P155-M) and “Alice in Wonderland” (P140-M).
The “Sleeping Beauty” companion film also shattered the record for Biggest Opening Weekend for an Angelina Jolie Live-Action Movie Ever, likewise smashing the lifetime grosses of “Salt” (P131-M), “Wanted” (P95-M) and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (P83-M).
Overseas, “Maleficent” also reigned over the weekend box office, debuting to a magical $70 million domestically (U.S.) and $100.6 million internationally.
The film’s stateside figure ranks as a record domestic debut for Jolie, edging out “Kung Fu Panda” ($60.2-M), “Wanted” ($50.9-M) and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” ($50.3-M).
Back in the Philippines, the fairytale-based adventure reeled off in 264 screens (including 8 IMAX) in 122 locations. SM North EDSA garnered the largest share of box-office receipts with P8.41-M, followed closely by SM Mall of Asia (P8.29-M), SM Megamall (P8.06-M), SM Cebu (P7.09-M) and Trinoma (P6.19-M.)
Impressive grosses were also posted by Glorietta 4 (P4.74-M), Ayala Cebu (P4.07-M), Bonifacio High Street (P4.03-M), SM Aura (P3.47-M) and Alabang Town Center (P3.39-M).
Rounding up the Top 20 cinemas are Newport City (P3.33-M), Eastwood (P3.05-M), SM Southmall (P2.97-M), Power Plant (P2.96-M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.85-M), Greenhills Promenade (P2.82-M), SM Fairview (P2.57-M), Gateway (P2.56-M), SM Clark (P2.49-M) and Market! Market! (P2.48-M).
“Maleficent”explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Now playing across the Philippines in 3D, 2D, MAX 3D and 4DX formats, “Maleficent” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.
Starting May 28, Philippine audiences will find themselves face-to-face with Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” on an exciting adventure through a fascinating world that will unveil more about the film’s characters than they ever imagined. But before that, let’s meet the characters up close and find out their motivations. Opening across the Philippines on May 28, 2014, “Maleficent” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.
Disney presents “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie in the title role. This year, 2014, marks the 55th Anniversary of the character who put a spell on young “Sleeping Beauty” in the animated feature released by Disney in 1959. Since her introduction, Maleficent has been Disney’s all-time most popular villain. Now she returns in this live-action version of the classic story—and there’s a lot about her we never knew.
“I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl,” says Jolie. “She was my favorite Disney character. I was afraid of her and I loved her.”
This duality intrigued producer Joe Roth as well. “This movie is about a character we’ve only known as hard-hearted and our story answers the question ‘Why?’ I’d like audiences to feel like they’ve entered a world they’ve never seen before with ‘Maleficent’ and I hope they come away feeling like no one is beyond redemption.”
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
“Maleficent” is directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut,and produced by Joe Roth. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and the film is executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw.
Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
Producer Joe Roth made a bold choice by placing first-time-director Robert Stromberg at the helm of such a big movie. “Rob Stromberg had just finished working with me on ‘Oz The Great and Powerful,’” says Roth. “I knew his production design work from having won Oscars® for ‘Avatar’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland.’
“When Disney came to me with this project, I’d already done several big visual types of movies and I’d learned that audiences make decisions about going to movies long before they know what the movie’s about,” continues Roth. “They get a vibe off some visual presentation that happens earlier than anything else. So, I thought, Angelina’s an experienced actress, Robert is going to be a great director and if he can provide the distinct visual style he brought to ‘Avatar,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Oz The Great and Powerful,’ I think it’s a good marriage.”
Stromberg was undaunted by the challenges of a big name actress and a big budget in his directorial debut. “I started as an artist—from doing pencil drawings as a kid to doing matte paintings to art directing and production designing,” says the director. “I think as an artist you’re always looking for the biggest canvas you can find and this was yet another big canvas to conquer. I thought it was intriguingto take on something that was bigger than anything I had already done. And this came at the right time when I was looking for the next challenge in my career.”
Stromberg came to the production with a clear idea of how the film should be visually presented. “What I wanted on this film was not only to have an element of fantasy and a surreal quality but I wanted Maleficent to be a bit more grounded in reality,” relates Stromberg. “In some of my previous films, I’ve taken the surreal elements and made them the strongest points. In ‘Maleficent’ we’ve taken the opposite approach: we started with real and augmented after the fact. So I think it’s a new look.”
Opening across the Philippines on May 28, 2014, “Maleficient” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.