June 16th, 2014

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"Maleficent" provides a Jolie showcase

When **Pan's Labyrinth** was released seven years ago, fairy tales were allowed to explore the dark side of metaphor if the film was successful. Some of Brothers Grimm fairy tales presented gruesome descriptions of a wicked step sister who sliced off her toes to fit into Cinderella's slipper. **Maleficent** is Walt Disney's attempt to interpret the dark side of **Sleeping Beauty.**

**Maleficent** tells the story of a flying fairy when she confronts the heart of darkness, she is betrayed by "true love's first kiss." Proving that hell hath no fury like a fairy scorned, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) plots revenge upon her lost love, King Stephan (Sharito Copley) who marries a Queen and has a daughter. When Princess Aurora is born, Maleficent places a curse upon the child.