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Revisionist Fairy Tale: Angelina Jolie Is Wonderful in ‘Maleficent,’ but the Surrounding Film Is Pedestrian

Angelina Jolie plays the title character—the infamous horned villain from Sleeping Beauty—in Maleficent. There’s a little bit of revisionist history here, with Maleficent now portrayed as more of a fallen angel and less of a straight-up baddie. The whole thing almost works, because Jolie is damned good here—especuially when the script allows her to bellow […]