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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)


Angelina Jolie
Elle Fanning
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Sam Riley
Ed Skrein
Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed by Joachim Rønning

Well, Disney made a second part to Maleficent (2014) something I did not believe would happen. But I failed to understand the powers of financial success. Maleficent for me is the beginning of the live-action remake of the Disney’s Renaissance animations, and it was welcoming. This second part is filled with many powerful visual effects which was way too much. Then there is also powerful performances with Angelina Jolie towering over everyone with her acting. Also, expect powerful performances from Elle Fanning and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The movie plot though feels compressed and just not as strong as the first Maleficent (2014) movie. I recall feeling the first Maleficent (2014) movie was average, good and fun, but average. Now after seeing this movie I feel I was a little too harsh on the first Maleficent (2014) movie.
The plot of the Mistress of Evil has Aurora (Elle Fanning) all grown and set to marry Prince Phillip (played by someone different in the first Maleficent (2014)). Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is against this union as she does not like humans. But Aurora’s love for Phillip weakened her resolve and she played along.

Phillip’s mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) as we learn has a dark past and even though her son wants to marry Aurora we learn that she has been behind this union for a while. At the end of the movie we discover she has been behind the scenes working her evil plot since Aurora and her curse in the first Maleficent (2014).
Lines seem to be falling in place for the queen as she ask Aurora to bring her godmother (Maleficent) to the castle which Phillip lives. The meeting of the parents did not go well as Phillip’s father was placed on a curse at the end. This caused Phillip’s mother to begin a war against the magical creatures. When Maleficent was leaving the castle in anger, the queen ordered her to be shot as she flew away. The iron pierced her and she almost died until she was saved by another Dark Fey. Maleficent woke up from her wounds to discover that she was not alone, there were many like her, Dark Feys living in isolation because of the humans.

There is a division among the Feys, some want to go to war against the humans to regain the lands they lost and others were hoping for peace. Everything lies with Maleficent because she has the power to win the war for the Feys and also bring peace as she changed and loved a human (Aurora).

Well, if you take the time to go see this movie with your family you can be guaranteed a good time, but do not expect it to be as good as the Maleficent (2014).


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