One of, if not the most interesting villains in Disney's vast cinematic history is from SLEEPING BEAUTY and that's only going to get more understood with the upcoming release of director Robert Stromberg's MALEFICENT.
The movie examines how Maleficent changes from that of a protector to a vengeful villain through being bitterly betrayed.
Here's the movie's storyline:
From Disney comes MALEFICENT, the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "SLEEPING BEAUTY". A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
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MALEFICENT bites into theaters on May 30 in 3D and flat.