The old Maleficent was a great character. Her voice acting and animation are indeed magical. The only thing that sucks is how the Maleficent Mistress of all evil shirt story made her intentions so petty. The Angelina Jolie version is one of my all-time favorite movies. It is a beautiful blend of old legend and modern feminism, faerie mythology, and American action. The way her wings make her look like this Magic the Gathering angel. Girl. Gives me chills. Watching Maleficent right now on TV and while I’ve always loved the story and Angelina Jolie’s performance, I’ve thought much more deeply since this post. It’s because she’s the embodiment of the sign, pretty much.
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Her story through most versions is fairly consistent. She is the slighted pariah of a kingdom, a woman capable of magnificent power and magic. The King and Queen fail to invite her to the christening of their daughter, Aurora. Maleficent is greatly offended, and the rest is fairytale history. Maleficent serves as the foil to the fairy godmothers. As opposed to being short, plump, and nauseatingly pastel and positive, Maleficent appears tall and slender, in black and royal purple. The juxtaposition between the societally accepted magic of the fairy godmothers and the taboo powers of Maleficent is interesting. The godmothers, while still some of the best characters, are bumbling and chaotic. Maleficent is refined and poised. The fairies are embraced because they partake in the Maleficent Mistress of all evil ladies v-neck political structure of the Kingdom, being subservient to the King, while Maleficent exists outside of and in opposition to his authority.