The much anticipated live action tale Maleficent released in theaters today. I had the opportunity to view the film in a prescreening Thursday. After seeing teasers and meeting Maleficent at Disney Social Media Moms I was anticipating this film and it’s greatness.
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Be mindful of the battle scenes and the intention of killing. While the battle scenes are not gory or overtly violent it is very apparent that the king and his army is out to inflict pain and kill Maleficent.
With that said we will definitely be discussing the implications of the themes and intentions as a family. This might be a film that waits until home video where we can control forwarding through certain scenes.