Since last year, I had watched numerous trailers of Maleficient but I could not convince myself that I would find much enjoyment from watching it. However, the reviews were mostly positive and several of them rated this movie higher than X-Men: Days of Future Past. So I had to go.
I recommend you not reading reviews or watching trailers for this movie. The reason is that they contain a lot of spoilers that really take away the essence of the movie. I personally felt that this was a very average movie, so any expectations will bound to make you highly disappointed in the end.
The story content was quite limited. Despite this fact, I think the director has done a good job to continually throw something out there to stimulate the audience. I mean come on, a princess is cursed and falls asleep and only a true love's kiss will awaken her. How can you possibly entertain us with this predictable, cliched, dry story line? Well, the director has done well enough to keep this movie average. Nothing more, nothing less. I think that in itself is an accomplishment.
Conclusion. Go watch it if you have time. It is not a movie that I would highly recommend.
Overall Rating: 6.7/10
An average movie to keep you distracted.