Kids love fairy tales. And they lovelovelove Angelina Jolie. Okay, I don’t know that second one to be true, but I think that they might after seeing her turn as an evil sorceress or which in Maleficent. Maleficent is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but from the less nice woman’s point of view.
The film comes from Disney and has the heavy visual effects we’ve come to expect from the studio. Also it’s got Dakota Fanning, who we haven’t come to expect from the studio, so she’s just a pleasant surprise.