|Warning: film may not be as good as picture suggests...|
Based on Disney's 1950 version of Sleeping Beauty, which holds up as one of the studio's better animated fairytales, Maleficent is a Wicked-style re-jig centred around the terrifying villain of the title. Maleficent is a good fairy who lives with the fair people, in a lush forest full of magic, but the world of men is aggressively expanding. When she's betrayed by a man who eventually becomes King, Maleficent places a dreadful, irreversible curse on his firstborn daughter, princess Aurora. As the years go by, she watches the child grow up and realises the terrible toll that her revenge could take on the kingdom.