Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Last week my kids and I watched the first Maleficent movie since it was available on Netflix. The next day we decided to go to the theater to see the sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. I'm not a big fairy tale fan but I was really impressed with the vibrant colors, special effects, costumes, and cinematography,

This movie picks up several years after the first one as Prince Phillip proposes to Aurora who has been living in and reigning over the Moors. The potential joining of the two kingdoms is hard for Maleficent to support since she distrusts humans. She reluctantly accompanies her god daughter to visit the king and queen in their castle for dinner and it does not go well. The movie did a good job of pitting Angelina Jolie against Michelle Pfeiffer who was the real villain of the movie. Oops.

The plot features some additional side stories which made it a little more interesting. This sequel had some shortcomings but I liked it more than the original and really loved the rich colors, creativity, and costumes in the movie. Angelina Jolie was is perfect for the role of Maleficent. I enjoyed this sequel enough to give it 7.1 stars.

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