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Maleficent (2014)

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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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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,431,298, 1 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$241,410,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$758,539,785
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was chosen to play young Aurora because the director knew she would not be frightened by Maleficent because she knew it was her mother See more »

Goofs

When Maleficent is flying after growing up, her necklace disappears and reappears. See more »

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Narrator: Let us tell an old story anew, and we will see how well you know it. Once upon a time, there were two kingdoms that were the worst of neighbors. So vast was the discord between them that it was said only a great hero or a terrible villain might bring them together. In one kingdom lived folk like you and me, with a vain and greedy king to rule over them. They were forever discontent, and envious of the wealth and beauty of their neighbors. For in the other kingdom, the Moors, lived ...
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Battle of the Moors
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Composed by James Newton Howard
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Went to the theater, expecting to experience the dark side of Angelina Jolie who plays a vengeful fairy with lofty wings and left the theater feeling astonished by how beautifully the movie has changed my perspective towards the antagonist.

The remake of the classic Disney movie, "Sleeping Beauty" timely and soundly pans out by wonderfully depicting both beautiful and gloomy sides of fairy land of Maleficent that feud with selfish humans. The Visual effects and acting are so magnificent that mysterious creatures and the cast look totally in sync. The plot naturally goes along with coherent and succinct narrations that add an in-depth storytelling. Not to mention a good composition that captures significant moments without boredom.

There are a lot more to feel, enjoy, and learn from what I would call, "One of the most underrated movies of the year" based on how the score is given. Not a Disney movie fan? Doesn't like a female protagonist? I don't think it will matter because once you start watching, you will be mesmerized by the imposing world and the ambivalent emotion of Maleficent.


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