I had wings once, and they were strong. They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered. Not even once.
As soon as my daughter spotted Maleficent images around the city she was intrigued. After thoughtful consideration and several YouTube clip viewings, I took her along to catch an early movie screening, thanks to Disney. At six, she has a newfound obsession.
Maleficent retells the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the villain’s perspective. I found the 3D film to be visually stunning and full of teachable moments gleaned from the movie’s message of love and ability to return to goodness. Although the movie has some dark scenes, my first-grader is not generally frightened by this sort of stuff. She immediately took to Maleficent, which was quite a surprise to me as I imaged her to have a stronger interest in Aurora – the young princess spirited away to be raised by three fairies in the woods.
LP has since been having fun wearing Maleficent’s Signature Horns on our daily adventures – which makes for interesting conversation! And she has been busy conjuring up mysterious stories with her Maleficent Basic Fashion Doll. Both toys, priced under $20, are sure to be big hits in conjunction with the movie release.
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Maleficent movie screening tickets and Maleficent Items were provided by Disney and Jakks Pacific respectively. Opinions, as always, are my own.