'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Review: Angelina Jolie's film is all things Disney Cast & Crew:
Release Date18 Oct 2019
Star CastAngelina Jolie
It is a sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent, with Angelina Jolie returning to portray the title role. Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville also return to their previous roles, with Harris Dickinson replacing Brenton Thwaites from the first film and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Michelle Pfeiffer joining the cast as new characters.
Verdict : Angelina Jolie as Maleficent cannot be missed once again
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' brings a fresh outlook to what Evil could mean. While Disney spent years teaching kids, right from wrong is black and white we have gotten several stories in recent years that have tried to break that norm.
The first film, Maleficent that released in 2014 set the record straight for Disney's Sleeping Beauty while we get to see the aftermath in the new film. The film starts years later as Aurora has become the Queen of the Moors and is ruling over the mystical creatures just as her God Mother would. The tension begins when Aurora says yes to Prince Phillip's marriage proposal and the in-laws are not as crazy about Maleficent and her way of life.
While the plot seems very basic it gets better only for a while with the special effects and the emotional turmoil our characters are put into. The effect soon fades from the battle of good and evil to new species trying to overthrow the human rule. Disney is known to present a story that lives in the moment scene by scene but forgets the essence of the story, and that's what we get to see in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
By the end it more like Kendall Jenner's Pepsi commercial, it all just ends well no matter how we got there, whether it was Kendal sharing a Pepsi or a big show of destructions, death and a giant birth that literally does nothing up in the air. The film, however, does stand out thanks to the performances, Angelina Jolie is unmissable in each shot while Michelle Pfeiffer makes for the smartest and the actual evil in the film. Elle Fanning plays the wise bait who attempts a lot at rescuing others but eventually needs rescuing herself, very unlike the Queen of a supernatural forest, but looks really pretty and flawless.
Overall the film is just about a one time watch which aims at amusing you with the technology then the story.