Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Joachim Ronning (2019)

118min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Angelina Jolie returns as Maleficent, whose maternal bond with Aurora (Elle Fanning) is tested to its limits when the young princess becomes engaged to be married. Immersed in all the shimmery computer imagery you've come to expect from these movies, the film opens up the world of the first movie in a bombardment of spectacle. Michelle Pfeiffer is introduced as a queen and rival to Maleficent, and the star is a perfect foil to Jolie's theatrical protagonist. The brief chance to see two accomplished actors steal every scene they are in is the film's biggest selling point. The addition of a number of sub plots leaves the film feeling slightly crowded, and distracts from the satisfying melodrama of the central conflict. Overall, Mistress of Evil expands just enough upon its predecessor to justify its existence, but fails to add anything memorable to the mythology.

Cast & Crew

Maleficent Angelina Jolie
Princess Aurora Elle Fanning
Queen Ingrith Michelle Pfeiffer
Connal Chiwetel Ejiofor
Diaval Sam Riley
Borra Ed Skrein
Knotgrass Imelda Staunton
Thistlewit Juno Temple
Flittle Lesley Manville
Prince Phillip Harris Dickinson
King John Robert Lindsay
Percival David Gyasi
Shrike Judi Shekoni
Director Joachim Ronning
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyReleased on: 18 Oct 2019