A long time ago when both of us had heard about this movie Maleficent we were skeptic about it, we mean we were excited about the aspect of getting a character back story whose we never got before but we didn’t know what to think about Angelina Jolie playing Maleficent. We thought Jolie wouldn’t be able to pull it off but boy could we eat our words. Angelina did amazing as the misunderstood villianess Maleficent. She really gave a human side and a depth to a character that never really had much of either of those things. But she could also play wonderfully wicked as well.
As for the other characters, our favorite, who was a real stand out was Diaval, Maleficent’s crow, played by the very talented (and hot) Sam Riley. He was funny, but also very sweet and endearing. He also gave a great depth to his character. Who knew Maleficent’s crow would be the most interesting character of the film aside from Maleficent herself of course. As for Aurora played by Elle Fanning, We didn’t really want her to play Aurora cuz in our opinion she looked to young but she really proved herself and showed the she could be the kind and innocent girl that we all loved as children. As for Phillip played by Brendan Thwaites though in the film briefly he played his part well and was very Prince Phillip like and as for Stefan played by Sharlto Copley, he did very great as the king we all loved in the cartoon but really hated in this film. As for the rest of the actors, all were awesome, the only characters that were a little off were the 3 fairies who took care of Aurora.
All in all this film has an amazing story that will whisk you away in the life of Maleficent, also it has brilliant special effects, and a great endearing aspect. If you haven’t seen it, see it. You won’t regret it. It is one of Disney’s best live action tales.