Director: Robert Stromberg
Angelina Jolie stars in the title role of this Disney makeover of “Sleeping Beauty.” Maleficent is a nice fairy goddess, but she is betrayed and doomed to a life of darkness. Seeking vengeance, she puts a curse on the king’s daughter, Aurora (Elle Fanning), but eventually gets in touch with her former niceness and some latent maternal instincts too. Jolie shines, but Elle Fanning seems a bit overawed.
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