“Maleficent” is about a good fairy turned spiteful, who is forced to curse a baby princess only to realise the baby may be the only one who can bring back peace in their realm. Read on for the Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Maleficent” movie review and synopsis.
Maleficent is a lovely, young pure-hearted woman, played by Angelina Jolie. She has a pleasant life growing up in a peace-loving forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the peace of the kingdom.
She becomes the land’s most ferocious guard, but in due course, suffers a cold-blooded treachery ; an act that starts to transform her pure heart to stone. She had lovely wings but someone took them away and now Maleficent is evil.
Turned on vengeance, Maleficent faces a heroic battle with the invading king’s daughter. Maleficent as a consequence, viciously places an irreversible curse upon his newborn daughter Aurora. As Aurora grows, “Maleficent ” realises that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take radical actions that will change both their worlds forever.
“Maleficent” Movie Review:
“Maleficent” is the next installment in Walt Disney Pictures’ digital era live-action fairy tale movie series, which began with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” in early 2014.
“Maleficent” is the directorial debut for Oscar-winning production designer and visual effects artist, Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”). Indeed, the film’s panorama appears to be a great blend of practical sets and stylized digital elements, creating the impression of a world that is all too existent and out of this world at once.
”Children have always been told she’s pure evil. And she is evil, but it’s not all she is, and it’s not fair that her story was left there,” said Angelina Jolie, who has donned black horns for the role of “Maleficent,” in an Entertainment Weekly interview.
”For kids it will be like unwrapping a mystery, unwrapping a present, finding out what was really going on. It’s a fun discovery,” Jolie added.
According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), “Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Here are some of the details about the “Maleficent” movie:
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Running time: 97 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Robert Stromberg
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Official Web site/Social Networking sites: http://movies.disney.com/maleficent, https://www.facebook.com/DisneyMalefi…, https://twitter.com/Maleficent
“Maleficent,” the highly anticipated blockbuster from Disney is worth watching. Summer vacations have already started so it’s going to be big hit. According to IMDb, “Maleficent” will premiere on May 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. It will be shown in U.S. theatres on May 30, 2014. As of this writing, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 98% of the audience want to watch it, based on 76,396 user ratings.
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