Strong acting and special effects offset audience issues in revisionist 'Maleficent'

May 30, 2014 5:56 AM

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The folks at Disney seem pretty determined to undermine their classic princess narrative. Last year’s “Frozen” upped the ante with two princesses, and even made one of them the temporary antagonist in the eyes of those in her kingdom. The online debate about the interpretation of the mega-hit musical was almost more entertaining than the movie itself.

And now we have “Maleficent,” a revisionist take on Disney’s own “Sleeping Beauty” that suggests the true nature of one of the Magic Kingdom’s most famous villains might be a little more ambiguous than we imagined.

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