God save the classic fairytales and their antagonist! "Maleficent", Disney's rehash of "Sleeping Beauty" is a case in point.
At the very onset, the unseen narrator voiced by Janet McTeer, advises the viewers, "that the story we think we know, isn't the truth". It is an intriguing way to upend expectations and give the filmmakers a blank slate. But it's soon obvious that there's not a lot of narrative ingenuity here.