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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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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$236,781,750 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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The first collaboration film project with Don Hahn and Linda Woolverton since The Lion King (1994). In fact, Woolverton was chosen to co-write the script not just because of her work on Alice in Wonderland (2010), but also for her work on Disney animated classics Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Lion King (1994), where Hahn and Woolverton got along very well on both of the productions. See more »

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When Maleficent approaches the castle through the iron thorns, there is a chain-link fence in the upper right corner. See more »

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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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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
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Great movie
28 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have waited a long time for this film and it did not disappoint!

The film is very entertaining with stunning visuals and impressive action scenes. This is definitely Angelina's film and she is incredible as Maleficent.

Supporting cast are also impressive and Elle was perfect casting for Aurora. The 3d was also good and really did enhance many scenes. The score by James Newton Howard really blew me away and adds magic to the film.

My screening was all made up of adults which surprised me. The trailers for the film really give the film a dark tone, however the actual film has many light Disney moments.

I highly recommend this film and the 3d is worth paying a bit extra!


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