- PG (for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images)
- Running time:
- 97 minutes
The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty." A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the king of the humans 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.
- Release date:
- May 30, 2014
- Quick review:
- Angelina Jolie stars as the titular villain of the Snow White tale in this imaginative, if somewhat belabored, reinvention of the classic Disney cartoon. With Elle Fanning as the cursed Aurora, and "District 9’s" Sharlto Copley alarmingly cast as her dad, the king. Flower-powered fairyland visual effects to die for! And Jolie, horns and cheekbones high, is magnificent as the villainous fairy godmother.