Maleficent – My Family Ties



Today was a trip to the cinema as my girls have been eager to go and see the marvel that is Maleficent.
It is so easy to get yourself sorted before you even get to the cinema these days, with a few clicks online you have booked, paid and chosen your seats.
All that’s left to do is be on time, collect your tickets with the self service point at Cineworld and enjoy the movie.

A wonderful edition to our local Cineworld is Starbucks, a big hooray from me.  The kids have their munchbox’s and I get to have my caramel macchiato, winner’s all round.

It was at the back of my mind that my 8 year old may find this film a bit scary, as I had watched the trailer and wondered if it would be suitable.  I needn’t have worried though as she was fine.  Having watched magical films like Harry Potter she said it was no more scary than those films.

This is an epic tale re-told with a different perspective.   Angelina Jolie is resplendent as Maleificent, a character who you find during the film that you have empathy and admiration for. She has horns, wings and bigger cheekbones, and as my youngest said ‘she is the prettiest fairy I have ever seen’.  It is  a visual feast, with magic, laugher, surprise and a few tears.  Be prepared to love this film, as you are swept away with it’s story telling brilliance, and you will find you will be eager to keep watching to see the conclusion, it was edge of the seat watching toward the end as we were all guessing what would come next.

Do you leave as soon as the credit’s role?

Don’t do it for this film.  The music is the gorgeous dulcet tones of Lana Del Ray, singing ‘Once upon a dream’.  It’s a song we have all heard if you have seen Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and yet it is totally unrecognisable.  A beautiful rendition that will stay with you, we were humming it all the way home.

What was the conclusion from my girls and I?  A really great film that we all loved, and both my girls are keen to see it again which is always the stamp of a great movie.  It is a rare thing to find a film that both my 14 year old and my 8 year old think is really enjoyable and I would recommend this to parents too as I enjoyed it very much.


  1. June 26, 2014 / 9:33 am

    I was concerned Jamster would be a bit frightened but if it compares to Harry Potter we will have to see it! x

    • June 26, 2014 / 11:50 am

      I was a bit worried that my youngest would be frightened but she wasn't at all, she loved it and she usually get's a bit restless and bored but not for this movie, so it was well worth it xx

  2. August 25, 2014 / 5:06 am

    I don't think my kids have seen it yet, so will try and get it for them.

  3. LTabstar
    July 21, 2015 / 9:34 am

    This is one of my favourite movies!

  4. April 6, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I haven't seen this yet !!!
    Think it's time to get the dvd