Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg, is the story of the evil queen from sleeping beauty, except this story has a new twist.
Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg, is the story of the evil queen from sleeping beauty, except this story has a new twist. This movie started out with Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) as a young girl living in the peace- loving Moors with her fantasy fairy friends. One day the border guards find a human thief named Stefan. Maleficent goes to check it out and finds that Stefan is very friendly. Maleficent and Stefan become best friends and later start dating. But Stefan had to face the fact that she was a fairy and he was human.
The king of the human world, King Henry, starts having suspicions about the Moor and declares war. Luckily, Maleficent was there and she took out King Henry. King Henry promised to get revenge on Maleficent as he was dying. He would decide who would be his successor by seeing who could kill Maleficent. Whoever avenged King Henry was deemed king and would marry his beautiful daughter. He would later have a daughter named Aurora. Maleficent found out about the celebration of Aurora’s birthday and had a plan. Maleficent made a surprise visit to the king and his daughter. She bestowed a gift upon the princess.
During the casting of the young Aurora, the directors found it difficult to find a young girl that was not afraid of Jolie's makeup. They decided to cast Angelina's daughter, Vivienne, as the young Aurora.
I really liked this movie. The special effects were the best part because they looked as though it really existed in the world. Maleficent’s background story was also very interesting; giving the story a whole new twist. There were some scary and loud scenes, but all in all it was a great movie. There was some more advanced humor that younger kids might not understand. The 3D effect made it even better, like it was right within your reach. Maleficent is full of valuable life lessons. This movie was packed with action and adventure as well as a hint of humor. Even though the younger kids won’t understand some things through their accents, they will still find this movie one of their favorites. This is more of a family movie that will interest all age groups. I would recommend this movie for ages 8+ because of the scary scenes.