Maleficent, the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.
One of my favorite movies growing up was Sleeping Beauty. Beautiful young maiden in a love story with witches, an epic battle between good and evil. Not to mention she had blond hair and brown eyes just as I did. What wasn’t there to love? So imagine my excitement at hearing they were doing a story about Maleficent, the evil witch of the story. I may or may not have a slight obsession with all things paranormal, witches included so giddy would be an understatement. And then seeing who they cast to play the role, Angelina Jolie Oh. My. Gah! It’s as if she was made for this role. I mean seriously, she is beyond the perfect match. And FINALLY we get to learn just how Maleficent went from good to evil.
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.