Maleficent || Sunday Swoon

I had wings once, and they were strong.  They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered.  Not even once.

As soon as my daughter spotted Maleficent images around the city she was intrigued.  After thoughtful consideration and several YouTube clip viewings, I took her along to catch an early movie screening, thanks to Disney.  At six, she has a newfound obsession.

Maleficent review

Maleficent retells the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the villain’s perspective.  I found the 3D film to be visually stunning and full of teachable moments gleaned from the movie’s message of love and ability to return to goodness.  Although the movie has some dark scenes, my first-grader is not generally frightened by this sort of stuff.  She immediately took to Maleficent, which was quite a surprise to me as I imaged her to have a stronger interest in Aurora – the young princess spirited away to be raised by three fairies in the woods.


LP has since been having fun wearing Maleficent’s Signature Horns on our daily adventures – which makes for interesting conversation! And she has been busy conjuring up mysterious stories with her Maleficent Basic Fashion Doll.  Both toys, priced under $20, are sure to be big hits in conjunction with the movie release.

Maleficent toys costume

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Maleficent movie screening tickets and Maleficent Items were provided by Disney and Jakks Pacific respectively.  Opinions, as always, are my own.



  1. I love Disney movies so of course I’ll be checking this out when it comes to Trinidad. Not to mention, I love Angelina Jolie. She’s a talented actress. Two reasons why I must see this film! 🙂

  2. I liked Angelina Jolie before, I love her now!! What a great movie. This is my new Disney favorite. 🙂

  3. I cannot wait to see this! My girlfriends and I are planning a brunch and movie viewing date for it 🙂

  4. I loved the movie too but I am the only person in my family to have seen it 🙂

  5. I can see your daughter acting out the movie! I can’t wait to see it. Love those toys too!

  6. So cool!!! We are still dying to see the movie!

  7. Might be too much for my little ones, but looks great!

  8. My mom saw this and actually loved it…she keeps bugging me to go see it! I am intrigued I must say, but the fact that she is offering to watch the kids so I can have a date night is even MORE intriguing ;-))

  9. those toy are incredible!

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