Disney’s MALEFICENT (Review) – See It In Theaters Everywhere Today!


I pre-screened the movie Maleficent in 3D, courtesy of Disney, for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

Disney’s highly anticipated action-adventure film MALEFICENT, rated PG, opens in theaters everywhere today!


“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever


Without ruining the movie for you I will say that this film is a “must see.” I enjoyed it so much that after returning home I played the trailers over and over for my daughters. I’m also planning to see the movie again. What really drew me into the film was the amazing way that Disney presented the imagery. The movie’s special effects were believable and flawless. The two worlds (of fairies and humans) collided and joined seamlessly. The storyline was also exceptional. This movie expanded the story of Sleeping Beauty that we know and love and opened a whole new world of twists and turns with an unexpected motive. I thought it was magnificent. Every scene drew me in more and more to the character of MALEFICENT and also to Aurora. I loved them both.


The Chatty Momma Maleficent Fairies

The Chatty Momma Maleficent Forest Characters

A word of caution to parents who are considering taking your children to see the film is that I would definitely not take a child under the age of 12 without being prepared. Depending on the reaction to scary scenes and imagery in movies your child has seen, you should consider seeing the film first before exposing your child to these characters. Confession: I jumped in my seat a few times. This movie could definitely cause nightmares in young audiences. My husband and I saw the film in 3D together and we’ll be saving this movie on our list of “Films to Watch with Our Kids” for the future. MALEFICENT is that good!

NOTE: My daughters are seven and four years old.


The Chatty Momma Maleficent Screening


Here are a few of my favorite clips and featurettes from the film for you to enjoy:


Maleficent – Light & Dark – Featurette



 Maleficent – Clip “Fairy Godmother”

Aurora and Maleficent come face-to-face in the Moors.  



Maleficent – Clip “Finger Prick”



Maleficent – On The Battlefield Featurette

Go behind the scenes as the cast and filmmakers create one of the biggest battle scenes in the film. 



Be sure to check out MALEFICENT: The Official Multi-Touch Book available for free exclusively through iBooks. The book explores both the legacy of Disney’s classic animated film, “Sleeping Beauty”—which first introduced the iconic villainess Maleficent—and the making of the all-new live-action film, MALEFICENT, starring Angelina Jolie.

The book features interviews with Angelina Jolie and the cast and crew responsible for bringing the reimagined story to the big screen; an afterword by director Robert Stromberg, two-time Academy Award®–winner for production design on “Alice in Wonderland” and “Avatar”; exclusive behind-the-scenes photo galleries and video featurettes; never-before-seen concept art, storyboards and sketches from pre-production; fun facts from the set; and profiles of the characters from the film—all created by Apple’s digital book creation app, iBooks Author.



Click here to download MALEFICENT: The Official Multi-Touch Book.


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The Chatty Momma Maleficent Title


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I am super excited for this movie. I think Angelina Jolie is going to be great.

  2. says

    This is going to be a BIG Blockbuster movie. This is all I kept hearing all week! This is exciting I think I do want to see this!

    • Tonia Sanders says

      Thanks, Liz. I was so glad my girls weren’t with us. This is definitely one of those films that is really good, but very scary and serious in parts. I didn’t want to ruin the film by giving details of the scary scenes, but I want to inform parents beforehand. It’ll be a big mistake to take a child and have them suffering in fear long after the movie ends.

  3. Pam says

    This sounds like it will be a great one to see. I can’t believe all of the excitement out there for this movie. I have heard that Angelina Jolie is excellent in it.

  4. says

    I can’t wait to see this! I’ve seen so many conflicting reviews on the ages for this, though. Another blogger I know is taking her 5 year old and you’re saying not under 12. Ugh. It’s so hard to know sometimes.
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