Rating: 7.5/10 from42,099 users
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Genres: Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Warning, this review contain spoilers!
I think most of you familiar with legend of Sleeping Beauty. A princess whom cursed by an evil witch so that on her 17th birthday she will prick her finger by spindle and goes into deep sleep (supposed to die). This time Disney remake the story with the evil witch as the center of the story. Giving us more insight about who Maleficent (the evil witch) was.
Maleficent was a resident of Moors Kingdom, a kingdom filled with magical creatures. One day young Maleficent met with a young kid who try to steal something from Moors. They grow fond of each other, but had to seperate because Stefan wants to make a living in the human’s castle.
Several years later, the king of human’s kingdom try to invade Moors. This attempt successfully thwarted by Maleficent. Angered by his failure the king said that whoever can kill Maleficent will be married to his daughter and become the heir of the throne. Tempted by this offer Stefan come the Moors. Maleficent did not aware of Stefan intention, but instead of killing her, Stefan only cut Maleficent’s wing and bring it back to the King. Betrayed by Stefan, Maleficent become angry and want to take revenge once she recover.
With that kind of back story Disney want to change the evil persona of Maleficent into a good witch, and the human are the bad guy. I think Disney make a good job in the story. Especially Maleficent’s portrayal by Angelina Jolie. She really did a great job on the character. The special effect of the creature also great. Most of the people whom disappointed by the Movie are those who grow up with the original fairy tale. They complain that the movie didn’t stay to the original story. If you don’t mind with some change, Maleficent (2014) is a great family movie.