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Sleeping Beauty (1959) Movie Review

The last of the classical Disney Princesses. After Sleeping Beauty first premiered, it will be another 30 years until the next one.

Sleeping Beauty is a story that everyone seems to know about, from simple storybooks told by parents to their children to theme parks that display her tale—a classic among classics.

Plot Overview

The movie begins when an infant, Princess Aurora, is born in the European Kingdom. During her christening, she was betrothed to Prince Philip, a son of her father's friend, to unite their kingdoms and be at peace.

Three fairies arrived as guests and blessed Princess Aurora with good qualities such as beauty. Maleficent, an evil fairy, interrupted the third fairy's spell. She enacts a curse on Princess Aurora. She casts a spell that on her 16th birthday, she will be pricked by a needle and fall asleep for all eternity. A true love's kiss from a prince is the only way to break the curse.

A few years have passed, and Princess Aurora is now a teenager. Maleficent starts her plan and lures her to a dark tower room. Aurora accidentally pricks herself, and the curse begins to take place. The kingdom is in disarray, trying to find the prince before Maleficent prevents him from meeting Aurora.


There is no denying the classic experience while watching this movie. It has a simple story, yet children love it. Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella brought traditional charms of repeated traditions that circulated Disney's history for several decades. Despite having an almost repetitive story-telling style and character development, people still admire them.

There is not much to say but the utmost respect for the creators of this film. It may not be the best film, yet its quality has survived for many years.

A good 3 out of 5 stars.

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