A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Genre : Adventure/Family/Fantasy
Country : USA
Angelina Jolie : Maleficent
Sharlto Copley : Stefan
Elle Fanning : Aurora
Director : Robert Stromberg
“Before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she will fall into a sleep like death!”
The very first feature film I’ve seen (as far as I can remember) was the original Walt Disney film “Snow White and the seven dwarfs” when I was about 6 years. It was in such a tiny village cinema in the pre-smartphone era. You could actually enjoy a movie without the feeling that you were in some kind of nightclub with all these luminescent screens. That movie made quite an impact on me. Maybe that’s where my love for the medium of film was created. Later in life, I read lots of books. Especially the fantasy genre appealed to me. A fantasy world as Terry Pratchett, Feist, Terry Goodkind and Tolkien (of course) described it. When reading a book about a mythological and magical world populated by dwarfs, giants, wizards and knights, I spent hours in this imaginary setting. The film industry also amused me with great movies like “Willow“, “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Chronicles of Narnia“. I’m a bit embarrassed to say this but I was thrilled to see the first Harry Potter movie. Sounds as if I’m a teenager. And nowadays, being a father, I enjoy watching “Frozen” and old Walt Disney classics with my two kids. To make it short: I still love a fairy tale once in a while!