|Rated: PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images|
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Imelda Staunton
Based on the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty.
My Review: What a crazy movie! I've been watching it over the past few days, and, it was definitely insane. It reminded me of the recent ABC series Once Upon a Time, of which I watched the entire first season earlier this year. Still, it's a treat to see screen legend Angelina Jolie in a Disney movie, as most of her films are too "adult" for my tastes. The ending is a bit of a surprise--which I won't give away here--and the movie itself is enthralling. Still, despite its "PG" rating, it may be too much for some kids.
Sex: Kissing. 4.5/5
Nudity: A guy is seen shirtless; some cleavage. 4/5
Language: Slight name-calling. 4.5/5
Violence: Plenty of battle scenes; soldiers and magical creatures relentlessly fight against one another. People are burned by a dragon, and other fantasy weapons are used. None of that is graphic, though a scene where a girl's finger gets pricked is a bit bloody. A woman's wings are removed (implied, not shown). 2.5/5
Drugs: None. 5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: Along with what was mentioned under "Violence," the title character can be a bit frightening, and some of the magical characters are hideous. 3/5
Other: Fantasy-style magic is used throughout the film. 4/5