Film Review: Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

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The sequel to the popular 2014 box office hit is days away from its release. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantastical journey that takes us back to the enchantment of the original.

Film Review: Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

This film, directed by Joachim Ronning, is packed with action sequences and beautiful fantasy settings. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” takes viewers back to the land of the Moors, now with its new queen, Aurora. Elle Fanning‘s Princess Aurora is delightful and strong in this film. Her costuming was absolutely stunning. Throughout the film, she is always presented in either pink or blue as a nod to the original “Sleeping Beauty“. They made her look whimsical, yet strong. She definitely holds her own being side by side with both Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Film Review: Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

The female-led sequel has some tense, yet entertaining moments between Angelina Jolie‘s Maleficent and Michelle Pfeiffer‘s Queen Ingrith. The interaction’s between the two characters make for some iconic movie moments, especially when Maleficent gets invited to the castle for dinner. Maleficent is a role that Jolie was born to play. She has these truly heartfelt moments with Aurora. She also has her strong moments when she meets more of her kind. The moments she spends with Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s character, Conall reflect on existence and purpose.

Film Review: Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Overall, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a tale of family and belonging. The film reminds viewers that you can be different and still belong. Of the same blood or not, you can still be family. Make sure you see this epic, heartwarming film when it hits theaters, October 18. You will not regret it!

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