Movie | This retelling of Sleeping Beauty offers themes of self-sacrifice and redemption, albeit in a dark, overtly feminist plot
by Emily Whitten
Posted 5/30/14, 01:08 pm
While on a trip recently, my eight-year-old daughter noticed a poster for Maleficent, Disney’s latest offering in the tilted fairy-tale genre. Immediately, she sputtered, “How can there be a movie about Maleficent? Isn’t … isn’t she bad?” And as turns out, that’s exactly the question at the center of this retelling of Sleeping Beauty.