Another Prequel rescued by lead actress



Last updated 7/23/2014 at 9:44pm

"I've never thought much of Angelina Jolie as an actress," writes Indian Life reviewer Willie Krischke. "But there's no doubt that if Angelina wasn't in the title role, this movie would have been a forgettable bit of summer nonsense."

A Film Review by Willie Krischke

Okay, I know what you're thinking. Do we really need another prequel? Another origin story? Is it that important to know what all our heroes looked like when they were still in diapers, and to witness the tragic events that turned good guys into bad guys? Wolverine, Magneto, Darth Vader, the Wicked Witch... who's next? Donald Rumsfield?

But just because a tune is familiar doesn't mean the right artist can't totally kill it (In a good way). And that's what happens with Maleficent. The general outline of the story is overly familiar, but Angelina Jolie puts...

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