Maleficent Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Very cheeky.

  • Starring:

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Kenneth Cranham, Isobelle Molloy

  • Directed by:

    Robert Stromberg

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    Battle scene: characters are thrown through the air, clubbed, hit, stomped, choked. Characters are mutilated (off-screen), threatened (knife), drugged, cursed, slapped, chained, dragged, punched, thrown from a high ledge. A character pricks her finger, a toddler falls from a cliff. Objects thrown, stolen. Burning forest/building, shattering glass, property damage. Killing people mentioned. Yelling, roaring, howling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on objects, bloody hands, bloody finger.


    Kissing, hand-holding. Shirtless man, cleavage.


    People are drugged.




    Power, greed, friendship, magic, betrayal, forgiveness, true love, revenge, orphans, curses, fairy godmothers, mutilation, legends, heroes, villains, eternal slumber.


    Flock of birds, fairies, sprites, winged creatures, deer, aquatic creatures, horses, warthog beasts, underworld creatures, wood creatures, fire-breathing dragon, eel-like creature, raven, dogs, butterflies, goat, wolf-like beast, trolls, flying fish, elephant-like creature, mermaids. Shape-shifting, levitation, full moon, waterfall, lightning, thunder. Fur, snakeskin worn. Fast-moving aerial cinematography.


    Dark, dazzling, psychological, nuanced, revisionist, female-driven, magical, magnificent, mature, satisfying, successful, enchanting, imaginative, sweet, funny, exciting, touching. Exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing, astonishing/strange/beautiful world, striking cinematography, brisk pace, Angelina Jolie is wicked.


    Laborious, flavourless. Somewhat belaboured, some annoying characters, clunky narration, clumsy music, some artificial special effects, chaotic/cluttered/unfocused third act, nonsensical plot points, some poor characterisation.

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