Hello book lovers, your friend Sara here! I love how you are all pouring in your write ups on your favourite books.
I am excited to take this a step further and share reviews from my friends of books that were later adapted into movies.
We all know the story of Sleeping beauty. Have you seen the movie Maleficent, which is based on the fairytale? 12 year old Meher Gandhi gives us her verdict.
Meher is a student of Navrachana International school and Centerstage Young Orators.
Director – Robert Stromberg
Story-based on – The sleeping beauty fairytale
So, here in the story, there’s a princess who falls into a deep sleep when she turns 16 and wakes up with a true love’s kiss. Sounds familiar? Well yes, This is the story of sleeping beauty – one of the classic stories we all grew up reading. The movie Maleficent has been adapted from this story.
This movie stars Angelina Jolie who plays the powerful and wicked fairy, Maleficent. Aurora is played by Elle Fanning and the Prince is played by Brenton Thwaites.
As we all know, the black-hearted fairy cursed the newborn princess Aurora, that when she turns 16, she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel spindle and fall into a permanent sleep. Upon the kings’ plea, she offers an antidote that the curse can be broken by a true love’s kiss, which Maleficent believes is non – existent.
And as predicted, she pricks her finger and falls into a permanent sleep. And she does wake up, with the kiss of true love. But it’s not the prince who wakes her up. And to find out who it is, you must watch the movie.
As most movies give us morals, so did this one. This movie taught us the actual meaning of true love that Maleficent doesn’t believe in.
The cinematography of this movie is brilliant, even though some scenes were shot in light and dark both, but there was not a single moment to be dull. The characters were spectacular and did full justice to their roles. The dialogue delivery was wonderful, which could make the viewer understand every minute detail going on in the scene.
Angelina Jolie steals the show with her marvellous acting.
I would rate this movie 4 on a scale of 5 (4/5).
Though this movie has a slight twist, it makes the movie more interesting. I felt the change adapted in the film was better than the actual book written as it makes the movie more enthralling and absorbing.
It’s highly recommended for all ages above 12 years