The setting is magical and you get drawn into the picture immediately. There are goblins and trees that become soldiers and twinkling fairies and flying dolphins. Maleficent has gorgeous wings and Aurora the cursed Princess is charming and pink and golden haired just like in the fairy tale. The fights are staggering and there is humour at just the right moments to keep the movie from getting too dark.
Angelina Jolie makes a fine Maleficent with her raven hair, sculpted cheekbones and red lipstick. She makes the character come alive totally.
I thought the movie may be a bit scary for Keya, my 8 year old daughter but she enjoyed every minute of it and even got the meaning of True Love. Go, with or without kids. It's totally magnificent. view less