Saw this film a few weeks ago with my daughter and a friend and I was pleasantly surprised. Maleficent is a re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty story and the motivation behind Maleficent's actions against Princess Aurora.
I will admit that I am not much of a fan of Angelina Jolie's work. She is gorgeous, but her work hasn't really impressed me as of late. This performance, however, was wonderful. If you have not seen this film yet, I do not want to give much away. So, let me say this...be ready for something a little different and be ready to cheer for the character you thought you would not cheer for.
The visuals are outstanding and film as a whole is well done. Maleficent is still in theaters. DVD is due out soon.