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One of the most anticipated movies for sumer 2014 is “Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most popular villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land. I would recommend becoming familiar with the “Sleeping Beauty” story before seeing “Maleficent” because I had forgotten all about the spinning wheel, finger pricking thing.

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“Maleficent” is a magical fairytale of darkness that blurs the lines between good vs evil or potentially someone who can be both good and evil. I love that Maleficent finally gets to tell her side of the story, and I was surprised by how likable her character is. The special effects are great, and the movie is full of high paced action. However, “Maleficent” is a bit dark so I would not recommend it for little kids (aka Frozen or Tangled fans) but I do believe older kids will totally be enchanted. If you are on the fence abut bringing your little one, I would recommend watching the movie clips on YouTube with them and see how they react. “Maleficent” was not as scary as I had expected but it was still “scary”.

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The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt makes her acting debut at the young age of five. Here is a sweet moment in the film when five year old Aurora meets Maleficent for the first time.

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“Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

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