Maleficent Torrent could be an excellent way to update the familiar fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, taking advantage of new technologies to captivate the current generations. The film starring Angelina Jolie in the title role, however, adds nothing to the genre, as well as trying to subvert - a negative way, a story that over time has been told and retold in an efficient way, especially after the release of Walt Disney , launched in 1959. In the Kingdom of Moor, Maleficent Torrent (Isobelle Molloy), a beautiful and exotic fairy takes care of an enchanted forest, where several strange but captivating in its own way living creatures happy. The ambition of men, the neighboring kingdom, the only disturbance is controlled by fairy. Until one day she befriends and eventually falls for the young Stefan (Michael Higgins), but the novel does not go forward.
The princess, despite the talent Fanning, also fails the necessary space to develop. When reaches adolescence is just an overly naive girl who did not show any reaction to discover that his father is the villain of the story. Dieval (Sam Riley), the helper shifter Maleficent Torrent also deserved more screen time. Were not as fast, their interactions with Jolie, and create a one-off comic relief, would give body to the revelation of the true nature of the protagonist.
Logo in the opening minutes, Stromberg presents the kingdom of the Moors fussy. A world that, despite the exuberant nature, is inhabited by creatures in computer graphics uncharismatic. Maleficent Torrent, then a little girl (Isobelle Molloy), enchanted forest protects the envy of men. Here, the character return evil for black earth tones and their known horns are accompanied by wings. The history of fairy-angel turns when she meets Stefan (Michael Higgins Sharlto Copley in childhood and adulthood). The young human gain their trust, swear “true love” and the fool to spend a paltry plebeian king.
Maleficent Torrent is the result of a new crop of Disney rethinks their classic for a new generation education, discarding archetypes of fragile princesses and galloping heroes saving the day with a kiss. After Alice in Wonderland and Frozen, was once the queen of the villains reveal to the public that there are other forms of “true love” than those that offer the enchanted princes. Although the intention is laudable, in the rush to create a new moral, Maleficent Torrent forgot to tell a good story.