Writers Linda Woolverton and Charles Perrault have created a wonderful revision of the Sleeping Beauty tale with Maleficent and it’s been admirably brought to the screen by Director Robert Stromberg.
The production is Disney at its best, with amazing forest creatures, flights of fantasy and a story that would touch the hearts of anyone except those sick souls, who are in to “honor killings” or raping the environment.
Anjelina Jolie is the perfect actress for the part of the tragic Maleficent, who began life as a happy pixie, but was betrayed and violated by a greedy human she befriended. Her ultimate transformation from hate and revenge is a lesson for young and old alike.
If you have or are a daughter, this film is a must-see.
I give Maleficent a 4+ out of 5.