being a completely wasted Staunton), the saccharingly sweet sequences of Aurora frolicking in the forests, and the dour narration.
For some reason, Maleficent also insists on banishing its main attraction to the shadows, having Jolie peeping through bushes and trees in Aurora’s wake. When you have a winner, flaunt it. Maleficent’s problem is that it doesn’t realise it has one.
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