Just read a thing that said that new Maleficent movie was a “New and female-empowering take of the Disney classic fairy tale”
Which was odd to me. I mean… the main characters of the classic Disney movie are Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, and Maleficent yeah? The protagonists are basically 3 not conventionally beautiful/sexy old women with god powers. Phillip and Aurora are lovely characters but their romance is a subplot, as romance should be.
When you think about it Phillip didn’t really do shit but ride a horse and be a pretty neat guy. He didn’t kill Maleficent, the fairies used their god powers on the sword they made just a little while ago with said god powers. He and Aurora did that “love at first sight” bit but were clearly planning to meet up again and get to know one another more before circumstance got in their way.
I haven’t seen Maleficent yet, mind you, but it’s not like the old movie was oozing in “womenz be weak yo”. Phillip’s father was the only male character who was really that much of a dick with power and he came around to the idea of Phillip marrying who he wanted before he even found out that the girl he wanted just so happened to be the princess.
I haven’t seen Maleficent yet and I don’t know if I will anytime soon
(because I’m poor as shit so I often wait for a DVD release of movies I’m not chomping at the bit to see.) but let’s not discredit the original movie. The original fairy tale? That’s another story entirely…. >.>;