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Disney's "Maleficent":

 76 nomuru2d, Thu, 21st Jun '12 5:28:12 PM from Back in Inkster, MI Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Everybody's Aunt
I think I'll just paraphrase Rich Burlew on this one.

Writing a story centered around your main antagonist is sort of difficult, because you risk "devillainifying" them. Yes, I just made that word up. What I mean though, is that once an audience has watched a character's life, with all of their personal struggles and trials and tribulations and such, it's more difficult to see the character as the Big Bad. The challenge here is to tell the story of Maleficent's life without making Maleficent even slightly sympathetic. I mean, she's wholly and unapologetically Evil, but more to the point, she's kind of a witch.

edited 21st Jun '12 5:52:44 PM by unnoun

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 78 LE 0 Night, Wed, 27th Jun '12 9:56:46 AM from A Realm of Dire Boredom
Is sick of your shit.
New on-set pictures. Looks like levitation will be a thing.

 79 maxwellelvis, Wed, 27th Jun '12 10:22:41 AM from undisclosed location Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
[up]Looks like levitation effects haven't progressed that much farther than Evil Dead's effects, just added a blue screen.

Also, those horns still look pretty much real.
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
I like the horns being real.

 81 ithinkabouttrees, Wed, 27th Jun '12 11:05:18 PM from A dark and damp place
Carrier of Pigeons
I'm going into this with absolutely NO expectations. I can only be impressed, not disappointed.

Also, it's Jolie as Maleficent. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
ADHD? Bitch please, those are battle instincts!
 82 Sijo, Sat, 30th Jun '12 8:58:19 PM from Puerto Rico
Didn't Jolie already play a demonic female fantasy villain (Grendel's mother) in the last Beowulf film?
Forum talk is just casual talk. It's not a debate you have to win.
I think the Jolie we see on set isn't going to be how she looks in the movie. They'll proably use CGI to make the horns look more convincing and make the robes darker and more flowing or whatever. Because I can't see that (with the brown robes and long hair going down) as being how she'd look like for most of the film. wild mass guess

 84 Helter Skelter, Thu, 26th Jul '12 1:10:43 PM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I disagree—having her wear dark robes and pinning up her hair would have been much easier than editing it later. However, we don't know that the couple pictures we have is what she mainly looks like in the movie, either. It could be a ten-minute portion.

That said, of course she's going to look like that. They're not going to keep her covered up and witchy looking. They want her to look gorgeous.

 85 Mort 08, Sat, 11th Aug '12 12:59:14 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
A little bit more about the story.

Huh. Didn't see that coming.

So does this mean Maleficent gets to be a Disney Princess?

edited 11th Aug '12 1:01:42 PM by Mort08

 86 maxwellelvis, Sat, 11th Aug '12 1:27:48 PM from undisclosed location Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
[up] Probably, until she somehow loses it and turns into a monster that'll kill a baby for being snubbed.
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
 87 Mort 08, Sat, 11th Aug '12 1:57:02 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
That would make an awesome fanfic. "How dare you have a tea party and not invite me?" -casts curse-
 88 Napoleon De Cheese, Sun, 12th Aug '12 7:44:27 AM from Valencia, Venezuela
Meh
I'm sure your wise decision to name your daughter Maleficent is not going to negatively affect her life at all, Yor Majesty.
Haters gonna hate, apologists gonna make apologies up.
 89 maxwellelvis, Sun, 12th Aug '12 9:43:23 AM from undisclosed location Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
[up]Can't be a worse name for a girl than Elphaba.
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
 90 qtjinla 15, Thu, 16th Aug '12 4:59:59 PM from Los Angeles
Qtjinla15
Is it appropriate to make the Ursula is Triton's Half sister all along joke and now there hinting at Evil Princesses?

 91 ACW, Sun, 26th Aug '12 9:46:46 AM from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Complete Monster Editor and YMMVer
All I know is, Jolie is the PERFECT casting pick.
Konichiwa
I hope the film won't ruin one of Disney's greatest villains.
Tom Nook for president!
 93 Vox, Mon, 3rd Sep '12 9:07:31 AM from Bisekmūthkat
Pathological Monster
[up] If it does, just ignore it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587310/board/thread/206871349

And this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587310/board/thread/207152227

The IMDb users have a point and I hope this film fails at the box office, because Malificent has a reputation as one of the greatest Disney VILLAINS of all time.
 
Mr. Dr.
@link 2 Well there goes my night. So long Sleep, hardly knew ya.
Who wants to play Video Games!
 96 Corr Terek, Thu, 22nd Nov '12 4:25:13 AM from The Bland Line
The Permanently Confused
I skimmed the supposedly leaked script and, well, if it's the real deal I think I can safely cross this movie off my watch list.
Playing it cool
Wow. Just... wow. Spoilers: and when I talk about a she, I'm talking about the writer, Linda.

She changed the ending. She changed the fucking ending. She made it so Phillip's kiss doesn't work, but Maleficient is the one watching over Aurora the whole time, and her kiss on the cheek is what wakes Aurora up. And even worse: she victimized EVERY SINGLE BAD GUY and every single good guy was turned into a fucking monster. This is Wicked, except instead of actual character development and a rather interesting look at the concept of bad/good portrayed by the original material, it's filled with bland dialogue, completely twisted characters, and did I mention SHE CHANGED THE ENDING OF THE FUCKING MOVIE? Heck, forget about the ending, did she even watch the movie? Maleficient is supposed to be evil incarnate. Except, here, she's a whiny bitch that's actually been good all along. GODFUCKINGDAMMIT WHAT A WASTED OPPORTUNITY!

I blame Christoper Nolan and Stephanie Meyer for this, myself.
 
 99 LE 0 Night, Thu, 22nd Nov '12 6:50:46 AM from A Realm of Dire Boredom
Is sick of your shit.
Pills, people. Take them. We should at least wait to see if any of it is legit and if so, ever comes to fruition, the release date is still two years off from now. It's not the end of the world either way.

[up]... elaboration, please?

Well, right now, Nolan and Meyer are the ones largely responsible for bringing on this insane notion that everything has to be ANGSTY!!!! CRAWLING IN MY SKIN!!!!! in film to be taken seriously to the most recent generation of filmgoers. It looks to me like Disney's just following the set trend.
 
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