Maleficent is the latest retelling of Sleeping Beauty, starring Angelina Jolie in the title role and examining how a fairy transformed from good to evil.

With an eye on creating a back story to the wicked god mother, the movie is a fairy tale confection of make-up, costumes and visual effects.

But, the polished-looking film is less than what it seems.

The CBC's Eli Glasner reviews the movie in this video.