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Maleficent (2014)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  30 May 2014 (USA)
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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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Also Known As:

Maléfica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$241,407,328 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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Trivia

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who portrays Princess Aurora as a young girl, is the daughter of Angelina Jolie (who plays Maleficent in the movie) and Brad Pitt. See more »

Goofs

Fairies are shown to be burned by iron in its metal form. This is a different form of iron to that found in mushrooms, so it is not a contradiction to show mushroom fairies or mushrooms growing on the moors. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Once Upon a Dream
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence
Produced by Daniel Heath (as Dan Heath)
Performed by Lana Del Rey
Arranged by Julian Shah-Tayler and Daisy O'Dell
Remixed by Benjamin Stefanski
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"Well,well,well"...
26 August 2014 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

First of all, the story surprised me a bit: Maleficent's chick bones. The fact she's not a witch, she's a fairy. The villain & hero twist. The prince's kiss didn't work, but a mother's true love kiss bring Aurora's back from her death sleep. After Aurora's waking up and Maleficent got her wings back, the war still going. Why? The king went mad¡¡¡¡ The prince role was very insignificant in this new version, but I like it anyway. Also the king's character was small,a girl grown up away from her parents 16 years and she didn't troubled at all when her father died. Aurora smiles all the time, she's a happy girl and never fall into sadness because a fairy cast spell on her. But SHE SMILES A LOT, I WANTED HER TO SLEEP FOREVER¡¡¡¡ For many people this film was disappointing, NOT FOR ME. I enjoyed very much. The visual effects was stunning, the music,and the credit'song "Once Upon A Dream" by Lana Del Rey sounded creepy. So much talk about this movie. I challenged myself to watch it. I really liked. Angelina Jolie re-defined herself as super star status. A Villain Diva of this times imitated by many fairies.


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