I have to admit, I was quite intrigued by it. But, since the only tv we watch is public television with shows for the kidlets, I had no idea what it really was about. (Other than it was about the villain in Sleeping Beauty) My only experience with anything about it was a picture similar to the one above and a 2014 date that they showed in a preview set before another movie I went to last year.
Ava begged and begged to go with me when a couple of girlfriends and I went this last weekend. I told her no because I wasn't sure how dark it would be, and I'd rather not risk it.
I was pleasantly surprised.
There were still some dark moments- wars, revenge, a man who's slowly losing it, but it wasn't what I was thinking it would be. It's actually quite charming, and I definitely will be taking her to see it soon.
A heads up though, the movie is rated PG, I was a little surprised at this rating. I think it's definitely more than a PG (especially vs. some of the "kid" movies that come out with that rating- Monsters, Despicables Me, etc.), but not a PG13 level movie. It would have been too much for Owen who is 7. I'd say somewhere around 9-ish would be appropriate, depending on how your child can handle suspense and some war themes. There wasn't any blood or gore, but it was definitely intense and suggestive.
Here's a trailer if you haven't seen it yet.