PG | 97 min | Friday, May 30, 2014
This film has a release date of May 30, 2014.
The Disney animated classic Sleeping Beauty gets a "reverse" treatment in the fantasy thriller Maleficent, a prequel to the 1959 production. In Maleficent, viewers are treated to the familiar storyline, but from the perspective of the original film's "villain," the good-intentioned but misguided Maleficent. Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut in the Walt Disney Pictures production, his earlier career notable for receiving Academy Awards in Best Art Direction for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.
Angelina Jolie portrays Maleficent, a beautiful young woman whose idyllic life in the forest kingdom is turned upside down when an army of invaders disrupts the enchanted woods' peace and harmony. She becomes a fierce defender of her homeland, only to turn hard-hearted and bitter as the result of a betrayal, leading to her subsequent episode with Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.
Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley and Miranda Richardson co-star, with Jolie's daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt also appearing as the infant Aurora.
Disney Movie Rating:
82.56 out of 100. Total of 199 votes.
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