I’m giving Disney’s newest installment on the Sleeping Beauty Story, Maleficent, 4 out of 5 stars. By far, this movie exceeded my expectations, but there was just one thing missing that I wish all versions of Sleeping Beauty touched on that was just absent in this.
From a writing perspective, the film has phenomenal rising action. My interest never waned and I waited, anxiously I might add, for each progressive scene. The new twists, turns, and changes to the original presentation are creative and beautifully integrated into the story.