There's Something About Maleficent

I have yet to see Malificent but kept mulling over this io9 post, which raises good points. Of the older Disney movies, Sleeping Beauty was a house favorite second only to Lady and the Tramp. One critical reason that Sleeping Beauty is great is because Malificent is awesome, as evidenced by *spoiler alert* turning into a fucking dragon.  She may be the first villain "you hate to love," as they say.  Wicked Witch of the West? Okay, but her weakness is water. The Evil Queen in Snow White is jealous, and Cinderella's stepmother boils down to a garden-variety bitch (also, not magical, so less cool).  Maleficent has horns, throws curses, creates a thicket of thorns, and transforms into a dragon. Therefore she is awesome as in awe-inducing.  Before Vader, there was Maleficent. Before Magneto, there was Maleficent. Before Amanda Woodward, there was Maleficent.

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