Maleficent: The Sleeping Beauty Redux ✪✪✪✪✰

I’m giving Disney’s newest installment on the Sleeping Beauty Story, Maleficent, 4 out of 5 stars. By far, this movie exceeded my expectations, but there was just one thing missing that I wish all versions of Sleeping Beauty touched on that was just absent in this.

From a writing perspective, the film has phenomenal rising action. My interest never waned and I waited, anxiously I might add, for each progressive scene. The new twists, turns, and changes to the original presentation are creative and beautifully integrated into the story.

—Spoilers Below—

Divergent Movie ★★★☆☆

If you haven’t read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth yet, do so promptly. It is a very well written dystopian young adult piece set in futuristic Chicago. As is usually the case, the book is much better than the movie. It is definitely so in this case since the audience gets much more information in the book than it could possibly get in the movie.

From here on out there are spoilers.