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Modern revisionist fairytales
The inclusion of the DARK FEY “eco‐warriors,” a band of dark winged-creatures with horns similar to Maleficent who are connected to nature and the environment, are determined to protect it, and are “fearless, heroic and kind… advocates of peace” who provide the princess with protection and hope
A character purposely causes DIVISION among different races
Actor Sam Riley, who plays the shape-shifting raven, explained that “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” presents “important messages…about tolerance, acceptance, openness and friendship between races or species…”
The film depicts hatred between man and “fairies.”
It is said that strong HUMAN EMOTIONS play a big part in this film.
The idea of having a trusted “dark fairy godmother” (Maleficent)
The Bible warns that Satan masquerades as an “angel of light” to deceive humans, and that the evil false teachers he inspires similarly masquerade as good people (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Liberal filmmakers today frequently present viewers with antiheroes. Why?
In the early days of cinema, the GOOD GUYS often wore white hats, and the BAD GUY wore black. What is the message or psychology of Hollywood’s more recent reversal of this identification, frequently using white to identify all the bad people?
Use of fantasy magic in films
What is the Occult? Answer
Who is SATAN? How is he the enemy of God and all people? Answer
Is Satan A REAL PERSON that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer
Angelina Jolie … Maleficent
Elle Fanning … Princess Aurora
Harris Dickinson … Prince Phillip, crown prince of Ulstead and son of King John and Queen Ingrith
Michelle Pfeiffer … Queen Ingrith
Robert Lindsay … King John
Imelda Staunton … Knotgrass
Juno Temple … Thistlewit
David Gyasi … Percival
Ed Skrein … Borra
Chiwetel Ejiofor … Conall, a dark fey
Sam Riley … Diaval, a raven who changes into human form
Lesley Manville … Flittle
Warwick Davis … Lickspittle
Kae Alexander … Ini (desert)
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Walt Disney Pictures
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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.
The dark fairy Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) protects the magical creatures of the Moors. Enigmatic and reviled, yet deliciously wicked, she has grown to love the princess she cursed to sleep forever. The princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is now Queen of the Moors, a position bestowed on her by her godmother [Maleficent ], and is set to wed Prince Phillip. Embodying goodness, kindness and compassion, Aurora’s love for her godmother is unconditional, and it is her pure heart and desire to do good which gives her the strength to face evil.
Queen of Ulstead and Aurora’s future mother-in-law, Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) is wicked, cunning and selfish. A worthy adversary to the dark fairy Maleficent, she has an evil plan to divide humans and fairies forever.”