MOVIE REVIEWS: Maleficent

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)

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WHAT makes a person evil? Disney’s latest film explores the untold story behind iconic villainess, Maleficent.

The live-action fantasy, starring Angelina Jolie, takes audiences back in time to discover the origins of the fairy and why she cursed the baby Aurora in the classic Disney animation, Sleeping Beauty.

A young Maleficent falls in love with human Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who later becomes king.

Betrayed by him, Maleficent is left broken hearted and desperate for revenge, and curses his newborn baby.

As Aurora (Elle Fanning) grows into a teenager, she is caught between the forest kingdom and the human world.

The film is stunning and an intriguing new take on the classic story.

Effects are fantastic and Jolie is simply spellbinding in the role.

It is quite dark in parts and could be frightening for little ones.

Fanning is charming as Aurora and the film has such a lovely story.

Disney fans will love getting to know this mysterious character a little better.

Maleficent is out now.

My rating 8/10

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