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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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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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Patrick Stewart was considered for a role. See more »

Goofs

Shots of Aurora as a baby arriving at the cottage for the first time show she is wrapped in the king's cloak. The basket is carried inside, but in a subsequent shot, we 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 »

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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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Once Upon a Dream
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Produced by Daniel Heath (as Dan Heath)
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Breathtaking
14 October 2014 | by (Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

I refuse to believe that there would be anybody alive who is not aware of this Angelina Jolie movie unless you have been cast away in a far away island and have been spending days cutting your hair and beard with blunt rocks.

Maleficent is undoubtedly one of the best performances by Angelina. Well of course there are so many other movies that shows her brilliance but Maleficent will stand out for so many reasons. First of all the whole look of the character and then the performance, the nuisances of the character and the quirky and the wicked evil act everything just was hundred fold in effect.

If you watch the movie, you will not stray anywhere from Angelina Jolie. Her screen presence is so much powerful that everything else actually fades away in comparison.

Well having said lets discuss other aspects of the movie, Plot is brilliantly developed only to be enhanced with performances by the actors present including Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (Angelina's real life daughter, even if it was for 5 minutes). The visual effects are absolutely breathtaking and dream like and making this movie one of a kind experience.

A truly must watch Disney Experience.


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