Psychotik Review: Maleificent
So the summer movies are still rolling out. While this review is late, i still feel it’s necessary. I remember getting up from my theater seat and saying to myself, “I need to put something out there because purist fan boys and girls are going to try to fuck this up for everyone.!” So far I’ve not seen a too negative of an impact. I could be wrong. I tend not to regard many people in high regard to their opinion on a film. Especially sites like Rotten Tomatoes (Sorry I know blasphemy! I don’t care!) Really all a review is for is just to give you an idea as to whether you will like it or not. Find a reviewer you share an opinion with and go with that. These mass review sites are no good because the internet, unfortunately, has no shortage of trolls that will try to slam a film because of an actress or because it’s a fad they don’t like. That is a travesty and is an absolute crock of bull shit. Stupid fleshly little meat sacks! Anyway….let’s take a look at this gran beauty called Maleficent.
Psychotik Review: Maleficent
So this new movie that Disney has brought to us takes the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty and turns it on its head. Don’t go into this film thinking that you are going to know everything about it. You won’t. This story starts a lot earlier than the birth of Aurora. Mostly because this is not about the princess. This is how the evilest faery became who she was. Maleficent is a story of love and betrayal. The film starts when Maleficent is a child living in the moors, the faery kingdom adjacent to a human kingdom. For years the humans hated the faeries and were not allowed in the moors. One day a human peasant boy by the name of Stephen tries to steal some gems from the faery world. The gems are recovered and Maleficent takes him to the edge of their world. They shake hands and his iron ring burns her. She reveal that iron hurts faeries and young Stephen throws the ring away. This act of kindness is so profound to young Maleficent that she starts to sort of fall for him. The two see each other for years and blossom a wonderful friendship. It furthers to the point when Stephen gives her the gift of true loves kiss….or so she thinks
Years pass and the two distance. Stephen tries to further his dream of one day becoming the king finding his way into the royal staffing. Maleficent becomes the protector of the moors and soars high over the skies daily. The king of the kingdom to the right decides he is going to find out what lies within the moors once and for all and attempts a failed attack. Maleficent and her army of what can only be described as large tree people, fight the humans back and hurt the king in the process. The king then decrees that anyone that will kill Maleficent will marry his daughter and become king. So Stephen does what any friend does and warns her. The two spend a glorious night together in each others arms….Oh yeah, and did I mention the part where he drugs her and then takes off her wings because that is really important. When she wakes up she is beaten, betrayed, and destroyed. The once happy protector of the forest now becomes an evil ruler subjugating the moors and growing her power. It’s not until the birth of Stephens daughter, Aurora, that the two face each other again. This is the part where she curses the child and storms out!
Now we are at the story you…..wait….nope Story still takes a left turn….more about that below…spoilers.
Dear Cthulhu, so many things are going right for this movie! I don’t even thing I can categorize it. The story, the casting, the music, the visual effects….just wow. This is a fantastic little ride that Disney has put together. The story is fresh…I like what they changed. The fact that Maleficent is drawn to the very child she cursed. That you get to see the duality of her character. You see her good and innocent…then you see her betrayed and wicked…then you see her come round again to just being a hero. It’s an interesting tale of the Hero that was also the villain. The fact this was a retelling I believe made it better. The fact they thought way outside the fancy box on this film is what impresses me most. Seeing her heart warm to the very thing she hates…was just awesome. Also I love that Disney is moving away from the princess being saved by a prince. The fact that True Loves kiss came from Maleficent. That True Loves kiss can come from a “motherly” character was the most impressive point.
Really there weren’t any I can think right off the top of my head. I loved the whole thing. It’s just good ride…go see it.
Nothing really horrible to say about this. So we have ourselves a 5 out of 5 Top Hats. Go right out and see it if you haven’t. It’s probably on its way out of the theaters, so quickly. Just a really great movie and I do hope Disney leeps continuing with films like these.
Until Next Time, My Cheeky Monkeys,
Of Mice and Toons…An Interview with Lenny Mosco
Hello My Freaky Darlings! Today we have a very special interview from a good friend of mine. Lenny Mosco was so kind to give us an interview regarding his Youtube show, Lenny and Shinko’s Disney See. So what happens when a human and a toon make a show reviewing Disney stuff? Let’s find out…
Of Mice and Toons…An Interview with Lenny Mosco
Malice: Today we sit down with a good friend and fellow reviewer, Lenny Mosco. Lenny has an interesting YouTube show where he and his animated Side-Kick, Shinko, bring you the latest and greatest in Disney news. So, Lenny, why in a world of horror, action, anime, and sci-fi reviewers…why Disney?
Lenny Mosco: Why Disney? Well, like you said! It’s a world of horror, action, anime, and sci-fi reviewers. I’ve seen little reviewers focus on Disney. With Disney nowadays having a bit of a reputation for tween singers and idols, I say it’s time someone took a closer look at what makes the mouse tick. Granted I’ve noticed I’ve done a lot of positive reviews on some of the older stuff, but trust me *grin* we’ll get to the absolutely rotten stuff soon enough
Malice: How did you come across your partner-in-crime?
Lenny: Now why would I spoil a perfectly good origins video? We’ll touch on that, but not quite yet
Malice: I’ve seen you review Games and Movies, have you ever thought of reviewing the parks?
Lenny: Um…have you not seen my Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Review? It sort of counts as both a game and park review. If you mean the parks THEMSELVES…we’ll do that one day. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get a boom mic through bag check
Malice: Wanna’ give us any hints as to what’s up next?
Lenny: Well, I actually have a crossover review coming up with the delightfully scary creepypasta reader: “HumbleLittleNarrator” who’s part of the Midnight Society group on Youtube. Also, the conclusion to the story arc going on in the show is coming soon.
Malice: Now enough with business, let’s let the readers know you! I think it’s fair to say you are quite the Otaku. Any anime you would like to recommend?
Lenny: Hooo boy.. FAR too many to name in one sitting!…well, if you watch my show, it’s pretty obvious I love One Piece…as for others…I recommend watching Azumanga Diaoh if you want a good slice of life series, and reading Franken Fran if you love horror and comedy. Really, if you want recommendations, go to your local anime convention! I go. Heck, I cosplay as well!
Malice: Guys and Ghouls, it’s also fair to say that Mr. Mosco is quite the fine cosplayer as well. A Maker of Props and Costumes, Lenny you do awesome. Any new projects under way?
Lenny: Thanks!! As for anything planned…well…I’ve been planning a Mario Sunshine cosplay for a good while, the frame of the FLUDD is built. Also, while it’s going to be hard, I want to lose weight so I can cosplay timeskip Usopp
Malice: Have you seen any good movies as of late?
Lenny: Amazing Spiderman, Avengers, Ted…and I’m definitely looking forward to Wreck-it Ralph and Dark Knight Rises!
Malice: OUT-OF-HAT QUESTION TIME! A Furry, a Pirate Captain, and a Mutant Slug walk into a bar..why I forgot the rest of my joke…care to finish it?
Lenny: A furry, a pirate captain, and a mutant slug walk into a bar, the bartender looks up at them and says “…What is this? some kind of joke?”
Malice: What are your opinions on the Zombie Apocalypse? Happening right now, completely impossible, or right over the horizon?
Lenny: Anything is possible really. Though if it comes, we’ll be ready for them. Having toons for your best friends has it’s advantages…it’s REALLY hard to kill toons!
Malice: In a world gone mad with Vampires and Werewolves…what are your feeling’s on Ponies?
Lenny: Ahhh, a brony question. Bronies and Ponies aren’t all that bad, neither is any fandom to be honest. You can’t define a fandom by its bad fans…besides, Pinkie Pie herself was on my show! I think it’s safe to assume I don’t mind them much (though my reputation is still suffering for that)
Malice: One last question before we go, what do you—CRASH!! ((EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!))
Lenny: BLUE FAIRY I KNOW YOU HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS!! *flees*
Well now, if I had a nickel for every time that happened…Shoo! Go away you weird science fictiony, British thingy magoo!! Anyway, I do hope you all enjoyed the interview. Be sure to check out the Youtube channel, and for Cthulhu’s sake, if you like it subscribe! You can find that link right HERE. Maybe soon I’ll land an interview with Lenny’s Toon side kick. Come to think of it, I’ve never interviewed a toon before…hmmm! Be on the look out for a HHN 22 update tomorrow! They just announce that Penn and Teller will be hosting a maze this year called New(kd) Las Vegas! Will you survive the trip!?
Until next Time, My Freaky Darlings,