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Byline: Chris Hunneysett

Maleficent Cert PG .... THIS fabulous family film is a liveaction re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. It has true love, ambition, magic, betrayal, battles, pixies and a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

With minimal dialogue, the story unfolds through storybook imagery.

To punish King Stefan (Sharlto Copley) for rejecting her love, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) puts a curse on his baby daughter Aurora.

Jolie is eerie and imperious, her every entrance is captivating, with a smile and a twist of her finger.

Maleficent keeps a careful eye on the growing Aurora (a sweet Elle Fanning) and finds herself charmed but unable to reverse the spell.

With the future of two kingdoms at stake, Maleficent must put things right before Stefan wreaks revenge.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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