I enjoyed it.it is always refreshing to see a well-known fairy-tale from the story-telling perspective of the antagonist (protagonist-antagonist-protagonist) Maleficent.
To be given a deeper understanding of what apparently transpired, to create such a "evil" character, putting Aurora (sleeping beauty) in harm's way makes a fairy-tale more humanly relatable.
Again, this story showed what GREED has to offer anyone stricken by it - nothing but GRIEF.
I liked the movie a lot. It made me look at Maleficent with fresh new eyes, and it was successful in making me feel for her and I love her to bits.
I'm sure kids who watch the movie and are able to understand the story, will never see Sleeping Beauty the same way ever again.