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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images | See all certifications »

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30 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maléfica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,431,298 (USA) (30 May 2014)

Gross:

$241,381,217 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Trivia

Maleficent's crow companion is named Diaval (pronounced similarly to 'devil') and in the Disney cartoon version Maleficent's crow companion is named Diablo (a word meaning 'devil'). In Irish lore crows are associated with the winged battle goddesses the Morrigan (they sound similar, as well, to Maleficent). In most all other lore crows are associated with death, the dead, and trickery. Thus, they can be "devilish" birds. See more »

Goofs

Shots of Aurora as a baby arriving at the cottage for the first time show she is wrapped in the kings cloak. The basket is carried inside, but in a subsequent shot of "later" you see that the same shot of the baby in the basket is used (with the cloak) when the camera angle changes the cloak is gone. See more »

Quotes

Maleficent: I must say, I really felt quite distressed at not receiving an invitation.
Stefan: You're not welcome here.
Maleficent: Oh dear. What an awkward situation.
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The usual Disney castle in the opening credits is replaced by the castle used in the movie. See more »


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Once Upon a Dream
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence
Produced by Dan Heath
Performed by Lana Del Rey
Arranged by Julian Shah-Tayler and Daisy O'Dell
Remixed by Benjamin Stefanski
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Very poor
30 May 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie seemed to not know if it was Arthur or Martha. The trailer promised us a dark movie which was evident in some scenes but did not mix well with the light hearted Disney spin in many other scenes.

The pace of the movie was way too fast while Auora was growing up and the story line was just wrong for this movie.

The movie looked great but it lacked substance from a story line perspective, almost like a report which presents well with binding and laminated pages but with utter crap inside.

If it wasn't for Angelina I probably would have walked out.

The target market for this movie (16+) was just wrong and should have been for children.


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