Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Disney’s Maleficent Film Review 2014
So last weekend it was X MEN Days Of Future Past. This week it’s Disney reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty.
The movie stars the exquisite Angelina Jolie as the title character Maleficent the “Evil” fairy in the tale. As a fan of the original animated classic this reimagined version I have to say is my new favorite. Telling the story with a much better end for the villain we grew up knowing was Maleficent.
As the title suggests the classic tale of “Sleeping Beauty” is retold from the perspective of the villain Maleficent. Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of Maleficent is spot on and comical at times while thoroughly captivating and shows her versatility as an actress.
All the other supporting actors and actresses play their roles adequately and the story never seems to bog down or fatigue the viewer. For those who haven’t seen this adaptation brilliantly executed, take the kids and/or a date and rediscover the magic of story telling. And as for the Box Office. Maleficent is a sure fire hit with fans as well hauling in $170 million over its opening weekend.
Go see this one. Till next time this has been THEJNSREPORT’S: Disney’s Maleficent Film Review 2014
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: X MEN: Days of Futures Past Film Review 2014
This Memorial Day weekend’s box office numbers say that X MEN: Days of Future Past is easily The Real “Godzilla” of the Box Office pulling in 261 million dollars on opening day. As a fan of the X MEN ever since seeing the comics and cartoons as a kid, there was an expectation of greatness to be had seeing the movie adaptations of these comic icons.
Greatness seemed within reach with each new installment during the Saga from X 2 a classic favorite and arguably the best in the franchise until First Class came along. Now it appears that X Men: Days of Future Past has clearly seated itself on the throne as the best X Men Film of all time. I say this not just because of it’s global Revenue numbers but because of the story line and execution of the film being tightly written, well directed, & acted along with top notch special effects.
Cameo appearances of Halle Berry as Storm were adequate. Nothing against Halle as an actress but she was miscast as Storm and with the unfortunate line of wigs employed during her appearances, we were left with the impression it was in vain trying to give a look to someone they knew wasn’t “Storm”.
Sentinels and Mystique are the center piece of this film while Hugh Jackman as Wolverine shines in more ways than one with his nude scene showing off a perfect physique. The film also boasts a grand special effects scene of Magneto displaying his awesome power when he removes an entire stadium and uses it to trap the President and the White House. His use of the Sentinels was ingenious.
Wolverine is the only one physically able to time travel back in time to give wisdom and guidance to younger Professor X aka James McAvoy, Magneto played by Michael Fassbender, and a host of other characters. The Plot is a simple one. Travel back in time and stop Mystique from killing “Trask” where she falls into the hands of those who would use her DNA to create a breed of Sentinels that could adapt to any enemy and wipes out all mutants and humanity.
X MEN:Days of Future Past qutie simply is an instant classic, as well as a must have in the film library. Saw it in 3D which was nice but not that impressive. Planning on seeing this film in the theatre again it was that good.