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
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The two kings in this story set in the Middle Ages, which ended in 1453, are often addressed as Majesty. The first monarch addressed as Majesty was Charles I, King of Spain, who was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as Charles V, and who reigned in the 16th century. See more »
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 »
German theatrical version was cut (ca. 40 seconds) by the distributor to secure a "Not under 6" rating. See more »
Okay, enjoyed a couple of movies last weekend. Maleficent and Edge of Tomorrow both movies were outstanding, both were a "must see!" First Maleficent, a well-made move showing the audience the so-called "Villain's" side of the story. I gotta say, Well done Disney for even coming up with an alternative view of the Sleeping Beauty Story. Angelina Jolie, was Magnificent as Maleficent. That woman has a face you want to follow and when you put some glow-in-the-dark eyes on her, Well, it's all over. This movie I believe was how the pros at Disney would have done it... with big and bigger name stars back in the day. Unfortunately it was a kids movie so I'd give it 9 for kids and 8 for adults.
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