Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg, tells the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of the fallen good fairy Maleficent. This film, created by Disney Studios, gives audiences an inside look into what turned Maleficent evil, and the reasons behind the curse that she placed on princess Aurora. Angelina Jolie plays the sweet, kind hearted Maleficent, who leads a joyful life dwelling among her friends in a peaceful forest kingdom. Tragedy strikes when she is forced to rise up and defend her home against an invading army, and betrayed by one of the very people she's trying to protect. Audiences learn that the kingdom that invaded Maleficent's home was none other than Aurora's grandfather, and Maleficent will stop at nothing to have her revenge. Maleficent ultimately comes to realize that princess Aurora may actually be the key to uniting the warring kingdoms, and bringing about the peace that she so desperately wanted all along.