Family / Fantasy
Director: Robert Stromberg
Running time: 97 mins Released: 28th May 2014
A fantasy detailing the origins of the evil, powerful being who cursed Sleeping Beauty in the classic Disney movie. Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is an unhappy fairy out for revenge on the human king who stole her wings and she feels that she also has to protect the forest that is her home. To make it worse, the king (Sharlto Copley) is her former childhood friend. Feeling bitter, Maleficent puts a cruel curse on the king's baby daughter Aurora. But Aurora (Elle Fanning) grows up to be a kind, thoughtful princess and develops a bond with the creatures of the forest. Feeling threatened, Maleficent is forced to take drastic action and forms a plan with the help of her shape-shifting assistant Diaval (Sam Riley).