Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Reviews

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June 8, 2020
There's a lot of money on the screen, Angelina Jolie is once again really good in the film, the musical score is great, and some of the action sequences are cool. But the story this time around is even less investing than last time.
April 14, 2020
The sequel, however, is thankfully an improvement over the poorly-executed first movie, thanks to the more experienced director Joachim Rønning.
January 29, 2020
Maleficient: Mistress of Evil could certainly be worse, but that does not make it a good movie either.
January 10, 2020
Pfeiffer, as usual, is magnificently portraying the not so innocent and kind-hearted queen.
January 10, 2020
These elements give the movie a nice shine, but when you bust out the polish to make your shoe look pretty, it doesn't make a difference if the sole is missing.
December 20, 2019
Mistress of Evil is simultaneously overdone and undercooked, with a lot of the customary mistakes of giant studio entertainment.
December 19, 2019
Maleficent 2 is weirdly memorable with strange visual choices, great costumes, and two true movie stars giving each other the stink eye.
December 7, 2019
... a feast for the senses and the mind in terms of pure fantasy and imagination... buries significant character opportunities, as if the writers were tasked to combine three different scripts that defied being strung together.
December 6, 2019
Mistress of Evil could have done anything it wanted with its unconventional villain. And yet, for some reason, Disney chose to clip her wings - keeping her story from ever taking flight.
December 6, 2019
The moment they put two men on Mistress of Evil's screenplay was the moment it was doomed.
November 29, 2019
Jolie is the macabre somnolent beauty, practically sleepwalking through a fable with excessively hard-hitting aims and regrettably banal execution.
November 27, 2019
As much as I hate to say it, if you love Maleficent and her story, stop at the 2014 film or even rewatch the classic Sleeping Beauty. This sequel doesn't do the character or the Disney legacy justice.
November 25, 2019
Truth is, if Disney had a little more guts, they would have made this a trilogy, and given it the care that other major fantasy epics receive.
November 25, 2019
The writing and character building are the movie's main weaknesses.
November 23, 2019
Second 'Maleficent' never really takes off.
November 22, 2019
Once the battles get going, the film is really pretty exciting.
November 20, 2019
I don't know if this is a sequel we need. A strong message for kids, but their parents may get a little bored.
November 10, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is likely to have its fans given their admiration for the original but when compared to the aforementioned films, it's sorely lacking.
November 9, 2019
The plot seems a touch thin, the battle scenes interminable, and resolution, when it comes, unearned.
November 7, 2019
It goes down easy, thanks to a colorful palette and Woolverton's refusal to soft-pedal the nefarious lengths Queen Ingrith will go to carry out her anti-fairy agenda.
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