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Rather than write a review of Disney’s MALEFICENT, JR. saves his analysis for the REEL WORLD THEOLOGY podcast

Maleficent PosterI usually post my movie reviews right here on But for Disney’s new film MALEFICENT, I waited to join Mikey and Laura Fissel on the REEL WORLD THEOLOGY podcast.

From the REEL WORLD page:

We take a look at Angelina Jolie’s return to the live-action big screen in Maleficent. A reinterpretation of the Disney classic,Sleeping BeautyMaleficent tries to show that there are two sides to every story and sometimes “evil” may not be as evil as once thought. JR Forasteros and Laura Fissel help explain why the critics found their problems but we all found ways to enjoy the movie anyway– and take a lot away from this film. By leaving no doubts about its feminist underpinnings, the film turns out to be one of the most conversation starting films of the year. We also get into many, many, tangents including some of our least favorite films and why we would consider seeing the new Transformers film (seriously!)…

Head over to Reel World Theology page to find the show links. Or click here to listen to the episode in your browser.

By JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.