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‘Maleficent’ a little too sweet

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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Maleficent begins with high-definition panorama views of the enchanting fairy moors. With the aid of seasoned actors and a layered plot, the movie provides more than the average fairy tale. There are many spins on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty that work to produce a more complicated and often favorable version. However, there are many cases in which the film provides too much cheesiness, stylized acting and discrepancies within the story line.

Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) begins her life as a care-free, loving and joy-filled fairy. A human boy — her unlikely childhood love — ends up representing the greed and cruel behavior of the human world and ruins her days of contentment. Maleficent must face the horrifying reality of enormous loss and betrayal, which leads her to lose the joy and love she previously had. After she saves the life of a crow, which buys his gratitude and loyalty, the story continues to parts that are more familiar and begins to move quickly. As her destructive rage dies down, the story delivers a message: Admiration and openness can build love, healing and redemption.

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