29 May '14, 5am

Review: Maleficent was less than magnificent

Review: Maleficent was less than magnificent

Maleficent casts her curse. (Walt Disney Pictures) Marcus Goh is a former Singapore television scriptwriter. He's also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. Tweets at @Optimarcus and writes at marcusgohmarcusgoh.com . The views expressed are his own. Secret ending? No. Running time: 97 minutes (~1.5 hours ) "Maleficent" is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale through the perspective of titular character. It stars Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) and Elle Fanning (Aurora). So what makes this iteration of the classic story worth watching? Maleficent meets a young Aurora. (Walt Disney Pictures) Maleficent's snark and playfulness Despite playing to her evil stereotype, Maleficent exhibits a sense of fun and glee. She displays a childlike (not childish) sense of humour, which hearkens back to her more innocent origins. Combined with some choice retorts that...

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