Maleficent

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Maleficent 1Maleficent is a re-telling of the fairy tale story of Sleeping Beauty on the viewpoint of Maleficent the villain who cursed Princess Aurora to fall asleep until she is kissed by Prince Charming.

The movie explores the untold story of the iconic villain and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turned her into a villain. She befriended and fell in love with Stefan, a farmer’s son while growing up. Stefan has a grand ambition to be one day living in the palace. This ambition made him betray Maleficent by cutting her mighty wings.

Stefan became king while Maleficent became bitter and driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides; Maleficent 2Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora.

As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace between her kingdom and the human kingdom and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both kingdoms forever; she became a surrogate mother to Aurora and even tried to reverse the curse she placed on Aurora to no avail.

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The movie is about Maleficent rather than Aurora, the sleeping beauty. She has big curvy horns, blood red lips and prominent cheekbones; the movie tells how a fairy with pure heart turns villain because of the greed of another person. The movie gave her a sympathetic story to explain how she became villain.

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It has great story with the main character well developed. There are fight scenes but not overly done and not violent. It is visually beautiful which is typical of any Disney movie. Angelina Jolie is fantastic and perfect for the role.

It stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Aurora with Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass the fairy, and Sharlto Copley as King Stefan.

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25 Responses to Maleficent

  1. Angelina Julie needs to make commercial movies again or she will become a “has been”.

  2. sampaguita music says:

    Angelina Jolie cemented her status as a movie queen with Maleficent, great movie.

  3. JWLA says:

    Angelina Jolie is deliciously evil in this film, Maleficent will become a classic Disney movie.

  4. NY Bob says:

    Another great Disney movie which will become a classic but never understood why some critics did not it.

  5. Inga says:

    Great story about a “wicked witch” which turn out she had reasons to be wicked. I like it like the play Wicked. It tells how the bad witch became bad; they really had reasons to be bad.

  6. LA movie critic says:

    Maleficent is part very good and part underwhelming. The opening is great which shows how Maleficent came to be a villain, and Angelina Jolie is very good as the title character and in being Maleficent. The unique visual style of the movie is very impressive and awesome.

  7. LAmoviefan says:

    Angelina is deliciously evil glad Maleficent is raking in tons of money.

  8. carol s says:

    Good spin to the tale, now we know why she cast a spell to Sleeping Beauty which is now understandable.

  9. Darlene Fio says:

    I don’t care what the critics say Maleficent is good and Angelina Jolie rocks.

  10. May says:

    Good twist to the fairy tale.

  11. Cuteasabutton says:

    Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is magnificent because the character is very interesting but the other characters are uninteresting and boring. The whole movie is dull, uninteresting an so poorly written but the visuals are great.

  12. Barbarella says:

    This is a horrible movie and ruined a classic fairytale. Jolie’s acting was indeed perfect, as usual, however Disney ruined the elements of this classic story. The technical aspect of the movie is not the best either, the pacing is very slow however the visual is very awesome.

  13. Lis2077 says:

    People either love this movie or hate it; after watching Maleficent this week I can say I really liked it. It is not perfect but it’s still a really good movie. The writing is and character development is really good, and Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role. Critics seems to completely misunderstood the movie.

  14. Southland Girl says:

    Awesome story and , Angelia Jolie is perfect for the role and she did a good job in acting. I’m a HUGE Disney Classics fan and I love the movie a lot. It is not a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty but the story why Maleficient became bitter and evil towards the king and she had very good reason to be mad at the king.

  15. TMessing says:

    The plot is for everyone, young and old. Keeps you entertained the whole time, the actors specially Angelina Jolie and everyone involved nailed it. One of the best Disney movie in years. Great visual effects and a new twist on a classic fairy tale.

  16. Disneyfan says:

    This movie is absolutely magnificent and brilliant, and anyone saying otherwise including the critics are a complete fool. There must be a conspiracy to not let this movie do well. It is amazing from start to finish.

  17. Bobby says:

    Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney animated film and this movie held the same mystery and classic characters. I loved the play with perspective: the fairies are idiots, King Stephan is selfish, Angelina Jolie was fantastic in the role overall.

  18. AmyLav says:

    The story is really unique, the back story n why she became evil, it is entertaining. If critics are giving this movie a low rating, then I am never listening to movie critics again.

  19. Buttered says:

    Love how they gave a back story n how she became bitter and evil, and so what if the story was altered a little. Love Angelina Jolie for the role, overall the movie is magnificent.

    It’s magnificent to watch Angelina Jolie as an iconic villain of the fairy tales. Maleficent is Magnificent!

  20. londonmoviefan says:

    Maleficent is a good movie, not the greatest, but a good and entertaining movie for what it is. Angelina Jolie is superb and wickedly good, with what she was given,and so is the other cast in the movie.

  21. mmicky says:

    There is a good story and Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are fantastic. Good acting, good script and very good visual. I was not expecting that it will be this good and good interpretation of the classic fairy tale.

  22. M Merkel3 says:

    Angelina Jolie is wickedly good, she is perfect as Maleficent.

  23. Cicerok says:

    It has a great story and the characters are well developed, visually appealing and I don’t understand why some critics did not like it, I liked it a lot, great movie.

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