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** The "you'll be afraid" line was seen as silly by some viewers, but various child actresses and five of Jolie's six children [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/03/05/angelina-jolie-vivienne-maleficent-photo/ disagreed]].
** "Hello, beastie." It's hard to hear this line without thinking of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] facing down the Kraken.
** The soldiers stamping their riot shields in the climax.



** Maleficent's curse on Aurora. The whole scene really amounts to nothing more than Angelina Jolie reading a ''Sleeping Beauty'' synopsis out loud, since it makes almost no sense in the context of the story. And the curse gets softened from Maleficent saying Aurora will die, to a "sleep like death".
** Maleficent's face-heel turn. Her heel-face turn was more gradual and believable, but, good lord, she goes from a classical hero to a mad cackling CardCarryingVillain in the most ridiculous way possible. A really badly done FreudianExcuse for some.
** That odd crying noise Maleficent makes when she discovers her wings were hacked off. Then again, considering it is listed under TearJerker, this is NarmCharm for the other half of the viewers.
** Stefan's overblown Scottish accent and even more overblown acting.
** The plot alone, depicting such a legendarily and [[EvilIsCool COOLY]] [[MagnificentBastard evil character]] as Maleficent as being [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood the good guy]] while [[RonTheDeathEater all the original protagonists are depicted as shallow and cruel]], has been unfavorably compared to the kind of self-insert fanfiction that a bratty teenage girl would write when she doesn't understand why nobody likes her.



** Maleficent monologues at baby Aurora in one scene, which Aurora--being a mostly-unaware little baby--is completey unfazed by. Maleficent ends her speech with a simple "I hate you" but the situation makes it seem alot less threatening than they probably intended. You half-expect her to stick her tongue out at Aurora for how silly it comes across.


** The novelization presents Stefan handing Maleficent's severed wings to King Henry, who is on his deathbed. Although Henry is impressed by Stefan's deed, he laughs at the notion of Stefan marrying his daughter and succeeding him (even though that's exactly what he promised to whoever could kill Maleficent) as Stefan is just a mere servant. Stefan's response to this is to [[spoiler:calmly pick up a pillow and smother the weakened king. To cap things off, he forges Henry's seal after he dies, to make it seem like Henry actually did appoint him as his successor.]]
** Maleficent crossed it by cursing Aurora, a newborn baby completely innocent of her father's crimes, to eternal sleep. Her promise that true love's kiss would wake her was only twisting the knife by both making the King beg for mercy in front of his whole court, when that neither of them actually believed true love existed.

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** The novelization presents Stefan handing Maleficent's severed wings to King Henry, who is on his deathbed. Although Henry is impressed by Stefan's deed, he laughs at the notion of Stefan marrying his daughter and succeeding him (even though that's exactly what he promised to whoever could kill Maleficent) as Stefan is just a mere servant. Stefan's response to this is to [[spoiler:calmly pick up a pillow and smother the weakened king. To cap things off, he forges Henry's seal after he dies, to make it seem like Henry actually did appoint him as his successor.]]
** Maleficent crossed it by cursing Aurora, a newborn baby completely innocent of her father's crimes, to eternal sleep. Her promise that true love's kiss would wake her was only twisting the knife by both making the King beg for mercy in front of his whole court, when that neither of them actually believed true love existed.
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* DracoInLeatherPants: This movie is sometimes referred to as "Draco In Leather Pants: TheMovie" due to its portrayal of Maleficient as not just "sympathetic", but as the supposed ~true hero~ of the story. After lots of demonization of Aurora's father and demotion of both the fairies and her love interest, which is almost a carbon copy of what fandom does to anyone who opposes their DILP'd villains.



** Fans were less than impressed that [[MagnificentBitch Malefi]][[EvilIsCool cent]] was changed on the lines of a misunderstood AntiHero, in part due to the huge {{Double Standard}}s that this this implies: "[[TheUnfairSex male villains can be evil without needing to get a sad backstory forced on them]], [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent but villainesses must always have their motivations and actions justified even if it degrades their characters]]".

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** Fans were less than impressed that [[MagnificentBitch Malefi]][[EvilIsCool cent]] [[EvilIsCool Maleficent]] was changed on the lines of a misunderstood AntiHero, in part due to the huge {{Double Standard}}s that this this implies: "[[TheUnfairSex male villains can be evil without needing to get a sad backstory forced on them]], [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent but villainesses must always have their motivations and actions justified even if it degrades their characters]]".


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* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Many of the people that dislike this film feel that it took too many liberties from {{Theater/Wicked}} and that it didn't work well due to Maleficent being far too complex of a character to make her feel sympathetic, due to her being the mistress of all evil and for being one of the most well liked Disney villains.


* DracoInLeatherPants: This movie is sometimes referred to as "Draco In Leather Pants: TheMovie" due to its portrayal of Maleficient as not just "sympathetic", but as the supposed ~true hero~ of the story. (After lots of demonization of Aurora's father and demotion of both the fairies and her love interest, which is almost a carbon copy of what fandom does to anyone who opposes their DILP'd villains)


* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Many of the people that dislike this film feel that it took too many liberties from {{Theater/Wicked}} and that it didn't work well due to Maleficent being far too complex of a character to make her feel sympathetic, due to her being the mistress of all evil and for being one of the most well liked Disney villains.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: If you're one of the people who liked the first film's already highly divisive premise that almost every heroic character from ''Sleeping Beauty'' was actually either evil or stupid while Maleficent was the true hero of the story, along comes the sequel which seems to be saying "Nope, she really is evil after all."


* HotterAndSexier: Maleficent's new wardrobe in the sequel. She shows more skin than she did in the previous movie or all of her past media portrayals.

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* HotterAndSexier: Maleficent's new wardrobe in the sequel. She shows more skin than she did in the previous movie or all of her past media portrayals.


* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, to the point of being made a '' Feminism role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model to look up to (and even cosplayed as her). Making the film's premise to be the eventual outcome of fandom adoration.

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* Misblamed: {{Misblamed}}: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, to the point of being made a '' Feminism role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model to look up to (and even cosplayed as her). Making the film's premise to be the eventual outcome of fandom adoration.


* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, to the point of being made a feminism ''role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model to look up to. Making the film's premise to be the eventual outcome of fandom adoration.

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* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, to the point of being made a feminism ''role '' Feminism role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model to look up to.to (and even cosplayed as her). Making the film's premise to be the eventual outcome of fandom adoration.


* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, often being made a feminism ''role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model. Many citing that Maleficent, while great villain, had flaws, such as the fact that the entire reason she curse Aurora was because she wasn't invited to a party, coming across as a pretty teenager than a suppose mistress of all evil.

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* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, often to the point of being made a feminism ''role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model. Many citing that Maleficent, while great villain, had flaws, such as model to look up to. Making the fact that film's premise to be the entire reason she curse Aurora was because she wasn't invited to a party, coming across as a pretty teenager than a suppose mistress eventual outcome of all evil.fandom adoration.

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* Misblamed: While a lot of fans accuse the film of giving Maleficent a heroic upgrade to make her appeal to kids, fans of the film will bring up the fact that the fandom had already given Maleficent the Draco in leather pants treatment for years often at the expense of the other characters, often being made a feminism ''role model'' by some fans despite cursing a child. Even Creator/LindsayEllis claimed Maleficent to be a perfect role model. Many citing that Maleficent, while great villain, had flaws, such as the fact that the entire reason she curse Aurora was because she wasn't invited to a party, coming across as a pretty teenager than a suppose mistress of all evil.

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* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Many of the people that dislike this film feel that it took too many liberties from {{Theater/Wicked}} and that it didn't work well due to Maleficent being far too complex of a character to make her feel sympathetic, due to her being the mistress of all evil and for being one of the most well liked Disney villains.

Added DiffLines:

* AudienceAlienatingPremise: If you're one of the people who liked the first film's already highly divisive premise that almost every heroic character from ''Sleeping Beauty'' was actually either evil or stupid while Maleficent was the true hero of the story, along comes the sequel which seems to be saying "Nope, she really is evil after all."


* CounterpartComparison: Has been compare to be very similar to the Broadway musical ''Wicked'', where the Wicked Witch is given a similar anti-hero treatment to the point that some ''Wizard Of Oz'' fans prefer to ignore that adaptation very similar to the fandom reception to this.

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