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- Angelina Jolie
- Elle Fanning
- Sharlto Copley
- Lesley Manville
- Imelda Staunton
- Juno Temple
- Sam Riley
- Brenton Thwaites
- Kenneth Cranham
- Sarah Flind
Did You Know?
- Jude Law was considered to play King Stefan before Sharlto Copley was cast.
- When Aurora meets a dragon-like creature in The Moors, Maleficent calls her over to sit next to her. The dragon follows Aurora to the tree and then passes behind it. When the camera angle changes, the dragon should be behind Maleficent's head, but it has vanished.
- Princess Aurora: I know you're there. Don't be afraid.
- Maleficent: I'm not afraid.
- Princess Aurora: Then come out.
- Maleficent: Then *you'll* be afraid.
Atom User Reviews
The result is a rare live-action Disney movie that merits comparison to its beloved feature-length cartoons.
A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment.
The aggressively unpleasant visuals certainly detract from the overall film, but Maleficent makes for a fascinating entry in an ongoing wave of projects that give “bad” women of literature a chance to present their side of the story.