I know I haven't been on much but I do love films and the world of film making and animation.
So I saw Maleficent the other day. Since the release of 59, I remember seeing the old movie when I was very little and didn't remember much other than, some crazy witch cast a spell on a princes and was in a internal sleep and then was awaken by true love's kiss.
So Maleficent is re imagined version of this story and less about the princess and the prince and more about Maleficent (duuuh) and her background on how she became evil. I wana saw first up Angelina Jolie is THE best choice that Disney could cast but could never surpass the classic iconic voice of Eleanor Audley. That being said, this possibly Angelina's best performance as far as acting and her perception of the character.
The story does a good job for a set up and creating great character development. Sharlto Copley (District 9), makes a great performance as the King and brings the dark side of the story. The the thing I had about the movie though that the final act of the movie could have more impact. Also the princess didn't have much depth other than a uber super happy girl and with smiles of over 9000.
Lastly the ending didn't feel as satisfying as I thought it would be. I gotta stress out to say this is a different interpretation of the story. But this isnt a fall for the movie, it's just that some people might feel conflicted with the changes of certain areas and throw a couple of "WTF man, that's not the story"
Overall I would recommend it, it's a good time. If you're easy going with movies you'll like it. If you're a hardcore movie fanatic, don't except an inception story.