Maleficent – Review by Frances Winston
Directed by: Robert Stromberg
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville
In cinemas May 30th
You can’t have failed to notice posters for this absolutely everywhere featuring an even more uber-cheekboned than usual Angelina Jolie looking all vamp like. She is playing the live action version of the titular Disney super villain who was responsible for cursing Sleeping Beauty in the classic animated tale. However this version gives the story a whole new spin and all is not as you think you knew.
Having been betrayed by Stefan (Copley – surely one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood) so that he can become king, evil fairy Maleficent vows revenge. She surrounds the kingdom with a wall of thorns and when she learns that he and his wife have had a daughter Aurora (played by Fanning…
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