On the 30th of may 2014, exactly 55 five years later of the launch of The Sleeping Beauty (1959)... the story of Maleficent is told. We already knew what happened with the sleeping beauty, Aurora, but we didn't knew why Maleficent did all what she did. In this film Angelina Jolie portrays stunningly the character of Maleficent, a fairy that wanted revenge after seeing that the love of his life, a human, was so selfish and ambitious that was even disposed to kill her to be king.
At first, we see a Maleficent as a girl full of light and with a big heart. However, the disappointment of seeing that humans just looked for themselves frustrated her and her idea about love. She became a cold and dark woman, until she met Aurora, the King's daughter, whom she had hexed with a malediction taken from her sadness and anger against Stephan, the king.
Maleficent may seem a typical kid story, but as Disney has always done, it isn't just a fairy tale... it is a real story about family, motherhood, and love. It may not be the kind of love we are used to...but there it is. I think that the script and the idea of doing a story about the villain has been a success, and a different kind of film where, as Jolie's daughter Shiloh defended at school, the witch becomes the hero.