Created by Draco9904.Sleeping Beauty is a 2014 live-action American fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg and written by Linda Woolverton, loosely based on the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault and The Brothers Grimm, and heavily based on Walt Disney's 1959 original animated film. The film stars Eva Green, Lily James, Sam Claflin, Dawn French, Lucy Davis, Miranda Hart, with Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Timothy Spall.
Years after the union of the human and fairy kingdoms, human King Stefan and fairy Queen Leah happily welcome the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora. At the gathering for her christening, King Hubert, Stefan's friend, tells of the recent birth of his own son, Phillip, so that their kingdoms will always be united.
Among the guests are three good fairies: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, who have come to bless the child with gifts. Flora and Fauna give their gifts: the beauty of innocence and the beauty of kindness, respectively. Just before Merryweather can grant her gift, the evil fairy Maleficent appears. Angered upon not being invited to the christening, Maleficent curses the princess, proclaiming that before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of an enchanted spinning wheel and die. After Maleficent leaves, Merryweather uses her blessing to weaken the curse so that Aurora instead will fall into a deep sleep from which she can only be awakened by "true love's kiss". Stefan, still fearful for his daughter's life, orders all spinning wheels in the kingdom to be burned. The fairies, with permission from the King and Queen, knowing that the curse cannot be reversed, take Aurora away to a cottage in the forest raise her until the day of her sixteenth birthday, in an attempt to lessen the attention and awareness of her fate.
Years later, Aurora, renamed Briar Rose, has grown up into a beautiful young woman, however, she is aware of her fate and the fairies' abilities. She continuously rebels against the cautious fairies' orders to stay out of trouble, fearful of Maleficent, so she can live the most out of her short life. On the day of her sixteenth birthday, Rose attracts the attention of Prince Phillip, now a handsome young man. Meanwhile, Maleficent is aware of Rose being alive, knowing that the curse will be completed, as she plans the domination of the kingdom.
Rose tells Phillip of Maleficent's backstory when they discover the ruins of the fairy kingdom. Maleficent had become increasingly infatuated with the satisfaction of committing acts deemed evil, resulting in her powers becoming stronger. When Maleficent decided to gain supreme power by committing genocide on the fairy population, she was banished from the united human and fairy kingdom. Only the Queen and the three fairies are left of their kind, while Maleficent swore revenge. Rose and Phillip bond, before the two part ways.
That afternoon, the fairies announce that Rose will come back to the kingdom to meet her parents, who had been in contact with them all these years, before the curse comes into effect. When Rose arrives, she is kindly greeted by the King and Queen. However, when the fairies say that she may not wake up because they believe there won't be a true love to wake her up, the angry and saddened Rose runs to her room. Meanwhile, Phillip tells his father of Rose. King Hubert fails to convince him that they can't be together because she is really the cursed Princess Aurora, leading him to find Aurora herself, before Hubert and his men chase after him. Accepting of her real identity and her fate as Aurora, she cries in in her room.
Maleficent finally begins her courses of action to set the curse in motion. She first kidnaps Phillip and imprisoning him in her castle, before luring Aurora to prick her finger on a magically created spinning wheel, completing the curse, before Maleficent leaves for her castle in satisfaction. The fairies put the sleeping Aurora on her bed and tell the King and Queen that the curse had been completed, while the fairies mourn the loss of Aurora, having grown attached to Aurora after all these years. Hubert arrives and tells Stefan that Maleficent has kidnapped Phillip. The fairies realize that Phillip may be the key to awakening Aurora as her "true love".
The fairies arrive at Maleficent's castle and successfully break out Phillip, while the King and Queen prepare their soldiers for battle before Maleficent wreaks havoc upon the kingdom. Maleficent learns of what is happening and tries to stop Phillip and the fairies from getting to the castle. They manage to arrive at the castle, before Maleficent magically summons her army of followers to fight the human soldiers, and Maleficent herself transforms into a dragon to destroy the kingdom. After Leah turns all the soldiers' weapons into iron, a material that can weaken fairies, Stefan leads the soldiers into battle against Maleficent, while Phillip and the fairies arrive at Aurora's room to wake her up. Phillip kisses Aurora, then the fairies kiss Aurora on her forehead in mourning, and Aurora finally wakes up, breaking the curse. Phillip goes to help the soldiers, before Leah and the fairies fire all of the soldiers' iron weapons at Maleficent's heart, killing Maleficent before her body falls off a cliff, and her army is magically defeated.
The kingdom is restored to normal as the kingdom celebrates the revival and return of Aurora on the day after her birthday. Aurora accepts her place as princess, Phillip reunites with Hubert, before Aurora and Phillip share a dance. Aurora lives happily ever after with Phillip, her parents and the fairies.
- Eva Green as Maleficent
- Lily James as Briar Rose / Princess Aurora
- Sam Claflin as Prince Phillip
- Dawn French as Flora / Narrator
- Lucy Davis as Merryweather
- Miranda Hart as Fauna
- Liev Schreiber as King Stefan
- Naomi Watts as Queen Leah
- Timothy Spall as King Hubert
- This is essentially what I would have done with Disney's 2014 Maleficent film.
- The film is much more faithful to the original animated film than the Maleficent film, but also expands on the animated film.
- The original songs from the animated film aren't in the film, aside from "Once Upon A Dream" in the end credits, but certain lyrics and musical cues from the songs are referenced.