A Movie Review: “Maleficent”

“Maleficent”:A Movie Review

By Katelyn

A beautiful land falls into a cruel reign. Why? This entrancing and fascinating movie is “Maleficent”, a movie that just recently came out this year, 2014. Maleficent, originally a kind fairy, is starred and voiced by Angelina Jolie.

“Maleficent” is a changed version of Disney’s original movie, “Sleeping Beauty.” It is directed by Robert Stromberg, a famous movie director In “Maleficent”, Aurora is played by Elle Fanning, who also narrates the movie. The male lead King Stefan is voiced by Sharlto Copley. The movie used the song “Once Upon a Dream” as the movie’s closing credits song. “Maleficent” has been nominated for five awards and has won one award.

Just in front of this beautiful land also called the Moors, is a kingdom, with a huge towering castle. This kingdom has always wanted to take over the Moors. The Moors themselves are fantastic; the creatures inside are even more magical and something you have never seen before. Unfortunately, this land is protected by a powerful fairy: Maleficent. It all started with a boy wandering into the Moors, stealing some precious gems. Maleficent was called on to stop him, but they gradually liked each other. At the same time, the king of the other kingdom was planning a war on Moors, but they couldn’t beat Maleficent with her trees and fairies. The king was wounded and was about to die. He decided that whoever could kill Maleficent would be crowned the next king.

The song “Once Upon a Dream” was also used in the original Sleeping Beauty movie. The song was originally Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, but Lana del Rey sang a cover of the song just for the movie “Maleficent.”

This movie would be recommended for teenagers and adults. This movie is also suitable for kids, but they should watch this movie with parents or siblings as it is kind of scary and creepy in the war part. Overall, this movie is very fun and awesome. If you didn’t watch it yet, you should watch it!


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