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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Maleficent Review

Earlier this week Stephanie and I were able to get a sneak peek of Disney's Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.  You would have thought we were attending a red carpet event.  We were so excited to have tickets in the press seating area.  Especially, when you see local celebrities at the screening.

I really didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie.  I was truly blown away.  We saw the movie in 3-D. The scenery and the landscaping was breathtaking.

I am a face painter, and of course the first thing I noticed was Jolie's makeup.  Her face, prosthetic cheek bones, and makeup are truly flawless.  I had trouble concentrating on anything else because it was so beautiful and perfectly done.

Here is the trailer.  It's truly captivating!


"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever."

I loved the story line!  Maleficent is a fairy that has her heart broken by a human.  She seeks revenge on her old love and places a curse on his daughter, Aurora.  On Aurora's 16th birthday she is to fall asleep to only be awoken by the kiss of true love.  There are lots of plot twists and turns.  The story is magical and shows the beauty of love.

What would I rate this movie?  I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.  I am super picky when it comes to movies.  I rarely give 5 stars.  I highly recommend taking your kids to see it. It is rated PG. I would not recommend this movie for under 5 years old, because the action might be scary to younger children.  

To learn more about this movie or to purchase tickets visit the official site at Maleficent.

*Reviewed by Crystal Wachoski of Mom Among Chaos