I have never been a fan of Angelina Jolie but was pleasantly surprised by her role in Maleficent. I was initially concerned it would be too dark and violent for my grandchildren (2 under 10) but after seeing it at the movies I am more than prepared to supervise them watching it at home now that I have purchased the DVD. I can easily explain any of the bad bits away to see they are not frightened but I don't believe they will be. It was very well directed and had many moments of joy and lots of enchantment. The twist to the original tale made me smile.