The parts of Maleficent we actually enjoyed were when Angelina Jolie went full villain. The rest, not to much. Specifically, we weren't fans of the odd, slapstick pixies whose backstory has been fleshed out in these recently released Maleficent deleted scenes.
These deleted scenes are from the soon-to-be released Maleficent DVD (Nov. 4th). What they reveal is more Angelina Jolie in full mischievous fairy mode and the tiny pixies being big creeps. Apparently they sent in random guys from the castle to kiss Sleeping Beauty while she was asleep. Weird.