I definitely wanted to see this movie, as I am a HUGE fan of the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, but I was still cautious. Being a fan helped me to enjoy and appreciate what they were trying to do with this movie. After viewing Maleficent, I ended up LOVING the movie. The acting, the costumes and sets, the story, the emotion, the humor....everything was superb! I especially loved Angelina Jolie! Honestly, no one could have done a better job. If I had one criticism, it would be that, compared to the Disney cartoon, Aurora in Maleficent was not pretty enough. Elle Fanning is OK looking. Maybe sort of pretty. Aurora in Sleeping Beauty? Gorgeous. By far the the prettiest Disney Princess of all, in my honest, and biased, opinion. All in all, a great movie that only the trolliest of trolls would nitpick. See it!