Disney really knows how to make movies. Maleficent was magnificent. They are the pioneers in special effects. Disney has reinvented the fairy tale known as Snow White. Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) was once a gracious fairy who was betrayed by some one she befriended as a child. This event changed her life and the way she perceives her world. Because her heart was good in the first place, she had a problem when she started to fall in love with the very person she cursed. The special effects are so good in this movie, I found it difficult to believe it wasn’t real. We will have a hard time breaking the reality to our young children who will grow up in a world of special effects that seem so real to them. Maleficent is a fantastic story that sends a good message. See this one in 3D and on the big screen. It’s worth you time and money. I loved it!
[MALEFICENT is nominated for Costume Design]
You can do anything with a little imagination. Already well established fairy tales and other children’s stories are embellished to make this, not so childish series, appealing to old and young alike. Since the beginning of Once Upon a Time, Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio, Jimmy the Cricket, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood and his Merry Band of Men, The wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel and many more were all explored before taking on a life of its own. Recurring characters like Snow White/Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) , Red Riding Hood/Ruby (Meghan Ory ), Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), Captain Hook/Hook (Colin O’Donoghue ), Prince Charming/David Nolan (Josh Dallas), Emma Swan/the savior (Jennifer Morrison), Henry (Jared Gilmore), The Evil Queen/Regina (Lana Parillia) and others are interwoven into a complex story of good vs evil in an unknown and unseen town called Storybrook. This series is in it’s 3rd season and still going strong. There are 3 worlds in this story: the present (New York), The past (the enchanted forest) and Storybrook, a place where there was no magic. All that has changed as well as the story and the characters.
Once Upon A Time is quite interesting and has continued to wow it’s audience. Emma and Neil had a son he didn’t know about when she was very young. Having no sound means to raise a child, she gave him up for adoption. Enters Regina who adopts and raises the child, known as Henry. Henry discovers a book of fairy tales given to him by his teacher, Mary Margaret who is really Snow White as well as Henry’s grandmother. Henry suspects they are all characters from his book, with no memory of their true past, so he sets out to find “the savior” who is also his biological mom, Emma who lives in New York.
Confused? Catch this exciting series in full on Netflix. Once Upon A Time airs on ABC.
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