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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review: A Boring Yet Heartwarming Sequel

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  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has received a rating of 7.2/10 by IMDb and is fresh at 45% on Rotten Tomatoes as of today.

  • Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2 is nothing but a Disney’s recipe to bring in cash to the studios.

  • The story is a little off, but the graphics and visual representation are worth your penny.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review
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Summary

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil makes you cry, laugh and happy but at the cost of the story. The sequel lacks major ingredients making it not as good as its previous part.

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The second part took a while to come out and when its finally here, it did not reach the hype. The story is a force play to complete another tale into a movie that no one asked for. But it is still good, sweet and emotional like any other Disney movie.

Story

In the world where Moors and humans existed, Princess Aurora(Elle Fanning) after five years of her father’s death(King Stefan), is still the Queen of the Moors. Everything seems to be normal, all the fairy creatures enjoy in the magical forest until Prince Philip(Harris Dickinson) from the Ulstead kingdom proposes Aurora for marriage and she accepts it. Overhearing this, Diaval informs Maleficent(Angelina Jolie).

If you have watched the first part, we know Maleficent hates Human Kind except for Princess Aurora. With her dark past and experience, she suggests, rather commands Aurora against the marriage saying, ‘Love doesn’t end well’. But yeah, the little ones always convince and win in such petty battle. So finally Maleficent is convinced with the marriage and accepts for a dinner in the palace with King John(Robert Lindsay) and Queen Ingris(Michelle Pfeiffer) to talk about the marriage. Now honestly, as shown in the trailer, Queen Ingris is the real B*tch. The dinner doesn’t turn out as expected and the story takes numerous turns that force Maleficent to become darker which leads to War.

Maleficent Mistress of Evil Review A Boring Yet Heartwarming Sequel

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil features Dark Feys who are the same kind that of Maleficent, but not as powerful as her. These Feys live in a cave far away from humans due to conflict.

Queen Ingris’ only objective in her whole life is to destroy the fairies and exploit their lands. Now how Maleficent, Princess Aurora with other good characters such as Feys are going to stop that from happening, is the story.

That’s all I can say about the story because I only write Spoiler-free reviews.

What’s Good?

All Disney movies are good. They are made specifically for the kids and kids don’t need perfect stories. All they need is a pleasing plot and a few characters that they will care about. The universe of Maleficent has all of them. The movie has Moors, who are delightful fairy creatures that will make you joyful and care about. It has humans portraited as the evil ones that give away true human nature. Princess Aurora is way more pretty that you’ll every expect and lastly, Maleficent’s character is weirdly written that will set questions throughout the movie. As a kid, I will love this movie to the fullest. I even cried in the end.

Not only that, there’s the magic that is shown through special effects that you gotta watch in 3D, it’ll leave you stunned. The technology is improving at rocket speed in the film industry and I have mentioned this in the review of Lion King too. Disney is making most out of this tech in their movies.

What’s bad?

I told you already, the movie is a bit boring and unnecessary. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hardly depicts Maleficent as evil, I mean she is never evil in the movie to my knowledge, Mistress of Evil kills only soldiers and nothing at all. Everything she does is drop one-liners and think about Princess Aurora and her duty as godmother. The story even brings the curse part back every 10 minutes until the logic is lost in the end.

Maleficent Mistress of Evil Review A Boring Yet Heartwarming Sequel

I think Angelina Jolie is perfect to play Maleficent, but did she do her best in the sequel, I am not sure. Many character’s arcs are imbalanced and the story is predictable. Coming to the humor part, there are funny lines that’ll generate giggles just to an extent.

The first part was truly amazing, I loved it. But the sequel is not that good. A few elements were missing that were required to make the movie more appealing.

Overall

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a good sequel, but could be better. The movie is made solemnly for kids who love fairy tales and mythical creatures. For those who are in search of perfect and not that sweet stories, please don’t watch the movie, you’ll be disappointed.

Watched the first part and not sure if the second part is any good but love the Maleficent universe? Is that the question you have? Then this movie is worth your time.

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