Maleficent is portrayed as a woman betrayed and misunderstood. A carefree and happy fairy as a young woman, Maleficent falls in love with a human with dangerous ambitions. In order to be named successor to the king of the realm, her one-time best friend Stephen reappears in her life with the sole purpose of destroying her.
Paul Thomas Anderson has made cinematic epics before. He applied the stylistic touches of David Lean and Robert Altman to both Boogie Nights and Magnolia; however, There Will Be Blood is pure Anderson.
WALL-E contains an amazing level of attention to detail, and visually surpasses all previous animated films. Stanton, along with his two directors of photography, produced lush landscapes to create a future that is not without hope.