Maleficent

2014

Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Romance

1208
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 49%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7 10 324184

Synopsis


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September 12, 2014 at 02:06 PM

Cast

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Juno Temple as Thistletwit
Elle Fanning as Aurora
Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip
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1.44 GB
1920*1080
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 12 / 61
754.66 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 38 / 158
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 226 / 1,313

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MJB784 6 / 10

A split decision

I found it very frustratingly uneven. Visually the location and production design was fascinating, but the special effects were mostly fake and didn't blend to the performances which were mostly just standing by with nothing the do and the flying scenes with the fairies looked too fake like an old video game sequence. Angelina wasn't that menacing in Maleficent. She played it very hammy where she was over emphasizing the lines and didn't seem that mean. The story is just as uneven since it wants to be both a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and a brand new story about Maleficent so the main character is both Maleficent and Princess Aurora. They also changed some of the story and it made me not sure if certain parts were supposed to be funny or serious and Maleficent as a character was just as unfocused emotionally. Why couldn't they just retell Sleeping Beauty or tell a prequel of Maleficent instead of combining the two? My mind was feeling like I was watching two movies fused together!

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 10 / 10

A superb re-imagining of a classical story

A young and betrayed fairy who turned to the dark side after the terrible incident curses a young princess on her baptism. Watching closely how the princess grew, she begins to have feelings for her but the previous enchantment will prove to be the final frontier in their upcoming relationship.

The classic story of Sleeping Beauty is being retold in this movie from the eyes of the "evil" witch, since her childhood and all the way to an unexpected but beautiful finale. It looks gorgeous, its CGI is top notch and its plot is a great surprise. I didn't believe that I would say this but in my opinion it is true. They've managed to improve the original story, in some ways by even drastically changing it, and the result is simply eye-watering.

It's a bit more mature way of telling a tale for children but that doesn't make it any less appealing for them than it is for any adult, or for me. A beautiful story which can be enjoyed regardless of age. Superb!

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

Fairy tale reworking

MALEFICENT is a fairy tale with a twist: it's a live-action follow-up to Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY, with the focus now on that film's villainous character, the witch Maleficent. It turns out that she's a misunderstood wood-dwelling recluse who's just looking for love, but with this film's laughable scripting you won't be buying that for a second. No, this version is a complete waste of time, and you realise that from the outset as it's one of those kid-friendly films absolutely loaded down with CGI: you get CGI flying through CGI landscapes, CGI castles, and CGI fairies and supporting characters. Shoehorned-in battle scenes are supposedly there to keep adults and boys involved but don't, while Angelina Jolie is merely distracting with those contact lenses and prosthetic cheekbones. The meandering storyline goes on and on without getting anywhere, and the unconvincing actors mired in this mess include a wasted Sharlto Copley and a miscast Sam Riley. The end result? Don't bother.

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