Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Awaken to a World of Wonders!
A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.
I watched this as a prelude to seeing Maleficent, for the first time since I was a very young child. At a scant 75 minutes, its plot is too simple and iconic to forget. But what leapt out at me, viewing the film as an adult, is how thinly-disguised its explorations of patriarchal sexuality are.
Because, really, who wins in the end? The two kings, one of whom assigns his young son to marry the other's newborn girl, in a move to consolidate their two kingdoms. I don't know if I'd say that Aurora has come out the victor here.
Maleficent explicitly stands in as the Lucifer figure of the story, but as Paradise Lost teaches us, is Lucifer really…
Review In A Nutshell:
By this point, Disney has solidified their significant place in both cinema and the minds of its young viewers. During Sleeping Beauty’s release in 1959, 22 years have passed since the debut Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and since then, their initial audience have grown and have started their own families, a new generation of children to appreciate the works of Walt Disney. The company understood that their audience doesn’t feature the same mindset they once had, the same could be said for the recent efforts of Disney’s filmography when compared to their Renaissance days; the minds of the youth has become more sophisticated and cinema itself has expanded since the 1930s, achieving far more…
If you take Maleficent out of this movie this whole film would have been easily forgettable with the bland love couple that to be honest do we really care about it? Sleeping Beauty herself was pretty boring and the price was even worst, it's the honest truth if you can handle it.
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 167 out of 700
Film 23 of Remember the Magic
I think everyone has that classic Disney princess film. For my girlfriend it is "Cinderella", for my sister is it "Mulan" and for me it has to be "Sleeping Beauty".
I cannot overly put my finger on why I love this film. Maybe it is just how different the animation style is. Maybe it is just how perfectly evil Maleficent is. Maybe it is just the feeling of joy I get everytime I hear "Once Upon a Dream". It could just be all of that. The three fairies are fantastic and still make me laugh…
Somehow, in all my years of watching Disney films as a kid (and now as an adult), I've never once watched Sleeping Beauty nor had any real idea of what the story was about. Was it too 'girly' to watch growing up? I've heard the memorable Once Upon A Dream song hundreds of times through CDs and Sing-Along-Songs on VHS, so it was pretty cool to see it now with some context.
What hit me the most was how the film was not about this 'sleeping beauty' Princess Aurora at all, but the three fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather who take care of Aurora to hide her from the evil and powerful Maleficent. This evil Mistress of Evil casts a…
Visually arresting as fuck.
It may be a cliche to start a review for Sleeping Beauty by discussing the visual appeal of the film, but in the end I simply don't give a damn. What a spectacular world on display for the viewer to take in here. At times it is more akin to watching a painting on the move than a mere animated film. The depth in every frame here is mesmerizing and has the unique ability to catapult the viewer deep into that forest. A true work of art in every sense of the word.
My second stop in this review will be focused on the tunes. While "Once Upon a Dream" is the stand-out here and deserving…
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style (1959). The animation has been stripped down, in accordance with economic imperatives, but what the images lose in shading and detail they gain in strength and fluidity. Clyde Geronimi is the credited director, although Disney films are more legitimately viewed as workshop products, executed by teams of anonymous craftsmen much as was done in medieval times (according to some veterans, the working conditions weren't much better). Though other Disney features were done in the wide-screen format, this is the only one that seizes the full dramatic potential of the extended space, most remarkably when the dragon makes its spectacular appearance in the final reel.
I know you. I walked with you, once upon a dream!
Like, this isn't the most interesting story Disney's done. Aurora and Phillip are flat characters, and the general plot is perfunctory. But visually and aesthetically, this is the studio at its most sophisticated. Maleficent alone proves that.
With lovable and memorable characters, excellent animation and some truly riveting scenes, "Sleeping Beauty" is another home run for Disney. There is a lot of charm to the Disney Princess movies and I think that this movie retains a lot of that charm. Thankfully, it isn't a retread of other princess movies, it adds some fresh and new ideas to keep it from being repetitive. In most Disney films, the prince doesn't really do much. Here though, Prince Phillip plays a big role as he has to save Aurora from Maleficent and wake her from her slumber. Due to this, Phillip is probably the strongest of the Disney princes. As mentioned earlier, the movie benefits from great characters like almost…
Princess League film #3;
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Yeah, I know, I know, multi-tasking on the same movie, well news flash... some people can do two things at once. Well ''Sleeping Beauty'' is a must see for Princess fans across the Country and a must see for the whole family. Does ''Sleeping Beauty'' have a dark side?, yes everyone knows every fairytale has a dark side... for ''Sleeping Beauty...'' Maleficent. Eesh... Maleficent gave me the creeps whenever I watched this film, especially in that scene where she turns into that creepy dragon.
You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me! The mistress of all evil! Well, here's your precious *princess*!
Alright Princess League, you're going on pause for while, but I will proceed with you in October 2015.
"You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me! The mistress of all evil!"- Maleficent
When I was really little I really liked Sleeping Beauty. I haven't seen it in years so this viewing was fun to see it all again. I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed Sleeping Beauty. It has one of Disney's best villains in Maleficent, the fairies are fun to watch, and it has many great scenes. I found that scene where the two Kings were talking about their kids getting married to be hilarious. When I was a kid the main reason I liked Sleeping Beauty was because Maleficent turns into a dragon at the end. That part was still pretty awesome. A Disney classic right here. 7.5/10
"Maleficent doesn't know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others. You know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy."
Yea Maleficent is a bitch. Once Upon a Dream is a Disney classic.
Two word review: Wake Up!
Needs a rewatch.
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Disney Review #16
Now that Disney is focusing on Theme Parks and TV are its movies any good? Let's find out. The story is about an evil "fairy" casts a spell on a baby princess saying that when the sun sets on her 16th she will prick her finger and die". She then had to live with three fairies her whole life not knowing her true identity. The story is ok and average but still enjoyable. The characters are a mix. First the good ones. Maleficent is one of the best Disney villains. By far she has all the menacing qualities. The three fairies are all fun funny and well developed. Aura is a very…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…