A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. She rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Maleficent benefits from Angelina Jolie's excellent work as the main protagonist but also Elle Fanning was perfect for the role of Aurora unfortunately i felt that Sharlto Copley was totally miscast the the running time was way too short to make both an origin story but also a film about both Maleficent and Aurora plus the romance between Aurora and the Prince was kinda quick than i expected it to be. A fun fairy tale but not perfect. (7.5/10)
Why is Malificient good in the end? She's supposed to a demon of some sort from hell. There isn't supposed to be a rhyme or reason of why she inflicts chaos and destruction on the world or the people. Ruined my favorite villain. She is evil through and through, and this story's twist is lame. Ugh, so disappointed because Angelina Jolie is such a perfect looking Malificent.
Told from the point of view of "evil" fairy who cast the curse. Disney finally decided to leave behind black-and-white, two-dimensional, "good vs evil" way of portraying the world and released magnificent anti-hero movie in shades of grey. "Heroes" do not look so innocent any more and "villain" gets proper background story that explains how it came to the story we remember from our childhood. Either this story has no holes or I missed them being hypnotized by beautiful scenery and wonderful effects. Elle Fanning is not as beautiful as her character name tells but she played her role very well, while Angelina Jolie nailed hers. There's no point to further analyze this movie because I have no objections at all and if I start praising its qualities it could take forever. It's simply perfect, maybe even the best Disney feature film so far. Although it's tight race with Pirates.10/10
Must see. Was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. I loved Elle Fanning in the role of Aurora. I could feel her joy and love for life from the big screen. I didn't feel the same way regarding her friendship with Maleficent. But the acting of Angelina showed the devotion of her character in the last act.