Pretends to be complicated, but is really disappointingly simple. The "surprises" aren't surprising; the "humour" isn't humorous.
Angelina Jolie as Maleficient single-handedly carries the film throughout. For the most part, she soars; it's hard to imagine anyone doing a better job. But she can only do so much, being only one person and not being in every scene.
I thought the design of the woodland creatures was ugly.
Massive squandered potential. No more Disney re-tellings in this vein, please. Or at least, get some better writers/directors. Better still, employ animation.
Far better than the Disney version - good entertainment and worth much more than sad 50% critics at RT!!