Maleficent is Magnificent

by Weam Namou


When we decided to go to the movies, we split up. The men and boys went to watch How to Train Your Dragon 2, and my daughter and I went to see Maleficent which stars Angelina Jolie. It was her pick, and it was wonderful because aside from taking us into the enchanted world of faeries, it was not your typical prince saves the princess story. True love can and does save lives, and sometimes it comes from people you least expect.

In Maleficent, the moral of the story is that society’s greed – particularly that of patriarchy – is the villain that generates more villains. The pure of heart could either fall into the trap of having a bitter and vengeful attitude, or they could rise above it, and have victory over themselves!

That is the choice we make everyday.