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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    Becauae alice in wonderland is one of my favorite stories, tim burton is my favorite directer, and helena bohnem carter ia my favorite actress. The movie was the epitome of dark whimsy. I felt it could have been a lot darker but it was gold enough. It had so many things I love, and i loved the concept of her going back to wonderland years later. So so cool.

    Never saw OZ. Didnt have enough appeal for me to go see.
    I've liked some Tim Burton pictures, and I think HBC is a wonderful actress (I think she's really really good, in the right roles, and versatile), but the movies they make can be kinda hit or miss for me.

    Aronfosky is my favorite director, probably, overall. Or Danny Boyle. Burton can become somewhat self-indulgent in his tastes and his pictures can drift.
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    I fuckin' love when they stories are told from the traditional Villian's perspective, when you are shown that they had their reasons just as the other party did, and that they're not just evil for the heck of being evil.
    I hope this is one of them.

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...vie-goers.html

    Angelina Jolie's latest film, Maleficent, is so scary that it has got investors running scared that it will be a flop and cost Disney millions. The 38-year-old actress plays the evil villainess from the Sleeping Beauty tale in her first major Hollywood role in four years. But her portrayal in the dark fantasy film has turned off Wall Street money men...
    Okay, here's my question: WTF would you make a movie about Maleficent, if you didn't want something that actually had some scary elements or was scary in some ways?

    Go make another freaking Pooh movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
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    Okay, here's my question: WTF would you make a movie about Maleficent, if you didn't want something that actually had some scary elements or was scary in some ways?

    Go make another freaking Pooh movie.
    I watched the trailer and if they wanted to portray some dimension to the character; it didn't show. She still seemed like the stereotypical schemer manipulating some innocent water painting type of character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
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    Okay, here's my question: WTF would you make a movie about Maleficent, if you didn't want something that actually had some scary elements or was scary in some ways?



    Go make another freaking Pooh movie.
    Yes! I am actually even MORE excited now! It's about time disney started to get away from the saccrine idealism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    Yes! I am actually even MORE excited now! It's about time disney started to get away from the saccrine idealism
    yeah, I'll be honest -- I think the critics (who think it's too scary) are being a little silly, and at the same time, I'm more interested in seeing it.

    If it was aimed at 8-year-olds, I wouldn't go.
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    Reviews have started releasing.
    So far the split on RT is 5/3 = 63%.

    We'll see what happens once the bulk comes out.

    So far, Jolie seems highly rated regardless; but I've only been reading summaries / opening paragraphs in order to avoid spoilers. Here's one paragraph about her:

    While Fanning's Aurora is relegated to a supporting role (and Brenton Thwaites' Prince Phillip a glorified cameo) Jolie is perfectly cast in the lead, and does excellent work despite substantial physical constraints. She spends the entire film wearing a prosthetic nose, cheeks, teeth and ears, with moon-sized contact lenses and a bulky set of horns atop her head. (Master makeup magician Rick Baker is in stellar form here.) Her movements are often strictly dictated by how best to frame her silhouette. She has few lines that aren't delivered as monologue, and her most frequent co-stars are digitally rendered creatures. That she manages to command the screen as well as she does in spite of all this is rather remarkable.
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    I'm seeing it tomorrow with a friend and will report back.

    50+ reviews out, and it pretty much seems to be a crapshoot as to whether a particular person will enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'm seeing it tomorrow with a friend and will report back.

    50+ reviews out, and it pretty much seems to be a crapshoot as to whether a particular person will enjoy it.
    I couldn't decide whether to see Maleficent or A Million Ways to Die in the West first, until I saw the Tomatometer scores...and I still can't decide. These two movies might be more similar than we thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I couldn't decide whether to see Maleficent or A Million Ways to Die in the West first, until I saw the Tomatometer scores...and I still can't decide. These two movies might be more similar than we thought...
    Yeah, I think Mal is around 47% right now and West at 34%. Sick sick sick.

    They should have merged the two into, "A Million Ways to Die by Maleficent," and just let our witchy woman go to town.
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