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The Bock’s Office: ‘Maleficent’ is mostly a snoozer

The eponymous fairy (Angelina Jolie) stands guard at the edge of her magical realm in "Maleficent." The movie is a version of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" taken from the point of view of its original villain.

If you go

“Maleficent,” rated PG

Rating: 2 out of 4 stars

Running time: 97 minutes

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley and Sharlto Copley.

Now playing at Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas and Craig’s West Theatre.

The more you know about the early lives of Tom Riddle or Anakin Skywalker, the more you understand how they became the people of notoriety they did. Still, do terrible childhoods and broken hearts necessarily make someone more captivating, powerful or magical?

In the case of "Maleficent," not really.