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Year
2014
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Robert Stromberg
Genres
Action, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
222,162
Checks
11,706
Favs
418
Dislikes
215
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Maraku11's avatar

    Maraku11

    Not the best but certainly not the worst. If you're interested I'd say it's worth a watch. 4 years 4 months ago
  2. mariannepaqn's avatar

    mariannepaqn

    Visually very pretty, but the story bored me very early. It all just seemed fake to me. I felt as if none of the actors were taking the movie seriously. I had a lot of trouble keeping my focus. But I think this would be a good movie for kids around 10-11. 4 years 2 months ago
  3. DJPowWow's avatar

    DJPowWow

    The trend of retelling old stories to make well-known villainous characters into more sympathetic antagonists is not really new (see John Milton's take on Lucifer in "Paradise Lost"), but it seems that ever since Gregory Maguire's "Wicked" novel, we've been seeing a lot of movies that turn classic villains into misunderstood protagonists, or even transforming them into dark heroes.
    Like "Wicked", "Maleficent" does a fairly good job of creating a more sympathetic character out of the villain: in particular, her motives for placing a curse on an infant are no-longer quite as trivial as a forgotten party invitation. While I loved first half of the film, which focused on the back-story of Maleficent and created a much larger world from the old Sleeping Beauty story, much of the ending kept me in constant eye-roll mode.
    After creating a more complex, morally ambivalent, and interesting Maleficent, it felt like the writers just traded one villain for another by putting the black villain hat on a different characer spoiler, which felt a bit lazy to me. Much like Disney's earlier film "Oz, the Great and Powerful", their reliance on pat resolutions creates a weak ending, resulting in something that feels like a bad fanfic.
    3 years 11 months ago
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