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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.

Director:

Robert Stromberg

Writers:

Linda Woolverton (screenplay by), Charles Perrault (based on "La Belle au bois dormant" written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Maleficent
Elle Fanning ... Aurora
Sharlto Copley ... Stefan
Lesley Manville ... Flittle
Imelda Staunton ... Knotgrass
Juno Temple ... Thistletwit
Sam Riley ... Diaval
Brenton Thwaites ... Prince Phillip
Kenneth Cranham ... King Henry
Sarah Flind ... Princess Leila's Handmaiden
Hannah New ... Princess Leila
Isobelle Molloy ... Young Maleficent
Michael Higgins ... Young Stefan
Ella Purnell ... Teen Maleficent
Jackson Bews ... Teen Stefan
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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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Taglines:

Don't believe the fairy tale See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maleficent See more »

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elle Fanning previously appeared opposite Angelina Jolie's husband Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Flittle gets blue on Knotgrass's face and the camera turns away when it turns back to the fairies the blue is gone. See more »

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[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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The usual Disney castle in the opening credits is replaced by the castle used in the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut (ca. 40 seconds) by the distributor to secure a "Not under 6" rating. See more »

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Featured in Aurora: Becoming a Beauty (2014) See more »

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The Wall Defends Itself
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Composed by James Newton Howard
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"Well,well,well"...
26 August 2014 | by rodrigoaldereteSee 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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