Maleficent reviewed, plus our favorite Disney villainesses

Angelina Jolie fits the part perfectly, but the movie lets her down

Tweenage princess obsessives will find much to love about Disney's rethink of its iconic bad girl, but are we alone in thinking this fantasy could have been a lot meaner? When Ridley Scott's gawd-awful Legend comes to mind, you know that's a sign of caution. Our review is here; hate-watchers, tide yourselves over with our definitive list of the eight most vile Disney villainesses.

Read our review of Maleficent

  • Rated as: 3/5

Sometimes a piece of perfect casting goes a long way: Angelina Jolie only has to cock one mildly perturbed, ruthlessly arched eyebrow to upstage all the fairy dust swirling around her in Disney’s uneven rethink of its classic villainess.

The eight most vile Disney villainesses

“He didn’t trust women or cats.” So said one of Walt Disney’s chief animators of his boss. Not convinced? Take a look at these outrageously evil womenfolk.