Well, only the laziest of studios have not explored the fairy tale gravy train recently, but this movie actually does a decent original retelling. The figure of Maleficent herself, her relationship with Disney’s traditional character, Princess Aurora, is delightfully unpredictable.
Beautiful special effects, gothic flair, delightful creatures and a well rounded titular character. I think Maleficent the movie delivered on the promise of Winter Wars that fell flat in comparison. I would recommend it to those who still appreciate a good fairy tale whether they are still young or at least remember being young:)