Have You Seen Maleficent?

We had a child ask to see Maleficent as part of their birthday celebration and we obliged. We went on opening weekend. If you haven’t gone to see Maleficent yet, it is still playing in theaters near you.

Maleficent is the backdrop to a movie many of us are most familiar with, Sleeping Beauty. There is more to the story than we originally thought. I really enjoyed the way the creators gave us with the reason for Maleficent’s curse on Aurora. I think we can all resonate with a broken heart, right? And many of us can probably also relate to being betrayed. It’s what we do with that betrayal and heart break that make us stronger or weaker. Maleficent did not initially choose wisely, unfortunately, and that led to her downward spiral.

It was hard not to love the characters in Maleficent, except King Stefan. My view of King Stefan completely changed, as did my view of Maleficent. Funny, isn’t it? Angelina Jolie was amazing as this character. I actually haven’t seen many of her movies and I think the last one I saw was SALT. My husband and I enjoyed her performance in SALT, but this movie made me want to see more her work, just to compare them.

I found the relationship between Maleficent and Diaval, her pet raven interesting and the relationship she formed with Aurora perplexing. Her relationship with Aurora showed the softer side of Maleficent’s younger days and it is what ultimately brought her out of her downward spiral. One of their last scenes together brought tears to my eyes.

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We took all of our children to see Maleficent and we all loved it. It is rated PG. Our youngest just got a bit scared in the Wolf scene but that’s about it. No one had bad dreams or anything. So if you plan to see it, use your best judgement as you know your children best. Our youngest has seen so much more than our other children did at his age just because he has older siblings and he watches super heros so we knew he’d be ok.

Maleficent gets two thumbs up from us!

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16 comments

  1. HilLesha says:

    This sounds quite intriguing!

  2. Kelsey Apley says:

    I haven’t seen it but I want too! I have been hearing great reviews on it.

  3. Tammy says:

    The movie definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. I’m still not quite sure whether I really liked it or not. I think I was disappointed that there was alteration from the original fairy tale in the time line and with how it ended as well.

  4. Kathy says:

    I have seen it and loved it as well. I thought it was very well done.

  5. Colleen says:

    I have not seen this but it looks good.

  6. I loved this movie! I know my daughter will too!

  7. Raijean says:

    Yes, we’ve seen it and we loved it! Great movie!

  8. Kathleen says:

    I have not seen this yet, but I have heard nothing but good things and can’t wait to check it out.

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I still haven’t seen it, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll have a chance before it leaves theaters.

  10. It seems that the preview are pretty dark and a lot of parents wonder it will be okay for their kids. Thanks for addressing that. I haven’t yet seen it.

  11. Marcie W. says:

    I adored this movie even more than I thought I would. I can not wait to own it on DVD to enjoy for years to come.

  12. I have seen it and we thought it was good. Angelina was great.

  13. I thought the movie was pretty good! We saw it opening weekend. I’m not a big Jolie fan, but I really liked her in this role.

  14. Kathleen says:

    I have not seen this, but I am dying too. It will have to wait until we get off this trip though.

  15. HilLesha says:

    I finally got to see this with my son today, and it was a really good!

  16. Donna says:

    Since I have a son, I probably won’t see it until it comes out On Demand, but I have a good friend with an 11 year old daughter and she will not take her to see it.

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