I don’t believe in no-win scenarios.
This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.
Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.
I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene
"Call it, Captain."
What makes life valuable is that it doesn’t last forever, what makes it precious is that it ends. […] So don’t waste it living someone else’s life, make yours count for something. Fight for what matters to you, no matter what. Because even if you fall short, what better way is there to live?
となりのトトロ ( My Neighbour Totoro ) STUDIO GHIBLI