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Worst: What's up with Maleficent's powers?
Was I the only one with no clue what Maleficent could or couldn't do with her magic? I get the flying thing and then she was able to take down whole armies by controlling the trees and bushes and all of that. And everybody was terrified of her, because she seemed capable of conquering the whole world. Then she gets de-winged and it limits her ability to fly, but apparently nothing else? And then we find out that iron can hurt her. But how much, exactly, does it hurt her? Like it burns a little, but doesn't hold her back? Because what's the point of trapping her in an iron net if she can still turn her useless sidekick into a FREAKING DRAGON? And what's the point of making a freaking dragon, if he's such a piddly little dragon?
- Daniel Fienberg