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Maleficent (2014). "No truer love."

Updated: Jan 24

Join us once upon a dream as we uncover the origins of one of Disney's most notable baddies. Maleficent (2014) takes us beyond the brambles into the mysterious Moors where we meet a young Maleficent, protector and leader, watching over Aurora (whose mental capacity is up for debate). We discuss dopey fairies, why crows make great nannies, and bad love interests. Do we prick our fingers on the spinning wheel or are we saved by true love's kiss? Find out now!

 

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Storyline :A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.


Directors: Robert Stromberg


Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault, Milt Banta


Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley


Awards: Nominee : Oscar Nominee : Best Achievement in Costume Design


Film Budget: $180,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $758,411,779

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The Lana Del Rey version of once upon a dream is sure dreamy. Along with a glorious score that makes us feel like we are living in a dream.




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Evil has a beginning...here are the facts.

  1. Angelina Jolie admitted that she still has the pair of horns at home.

  2. Angelina Jolie performed her own stunts using harnesses for her flight and battle scenes.

  3. The board game played by the three fairies is an actual game called nine-men's morris, which dates from ancient times and was very popular in medieval England.

  4. Diaval's make-up (in human form) consisted of "crow's feet" on his face and body; to reflect his true, avian nature.

  5. Peter Capaldi was cast as Maleficent's uncle but his role was cut from the final version.

 

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You can view this epic movie and it's sequel on Disney+

https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/maleficent/1QAyjfzQe6OK


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