Saw Maleficent. Wanted my money back halfway through. Way to neuter one of the most iconic Disney character’s of all time. Mistress of all evil? Hardly. And such a great handling on making Prince Philip a ditzy pretty boy who has hardly no additional character development. I mean, in the original he SLAYED the dragon to get to Aurora, but I suppose when your title character doesnt even turn into said dragon it’s hard to follow through with that. Whatever. I give up. It was a camp fest that offered next to nothing new in the way of the character. What could have been a strong character driven film about a womans decent into evil became a choppy chick-flick that had as much bite as How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
In an age of so much flash and bang being pumped into every superhero film that graces the big screen, what Singer did with DOFP was such a welcome breath of fresh air. Yes the film had its wow moments,and plenty of epic battle scenes, but as a whole it was a character piece, and that is something that hasnt happened since Nolans TDK trilogy.
I ‘m going to keep this short and say that I do believe this film is currently THE best Marvel superhero movie of all time, while FOX is the studio to release the film, I say Marvel because the character are still from the Marvel brand just not in the Disney/Marvel camp that nearly every other character is. And I am actually glad they are not. Disney/Marvel would never release a film of this depth and tone. No, they pump out shiny pieces like Thor TDW and Avengers, that offer plenty of thrills but little to no character or heart.
Maria Bjorsons original design for the chandelier.
Originally she had planned for small bags of beads to be rigged on the inside of the chandelier and upon impact would burst open and scatter pieces to the stage, however the crew very quickly vetoed this idea, and the idea was scrapped. She also intended for the Phantom to ride the chandelier to the stage.Another concept that was unfortunately scrapped.
We could’ve had it aaaalllll/Rollin’ in the beeeeeaads