Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Reviews

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November 4, 2019
Fleshing out Maleficent's origins felt necessary, the attention given to this did feel like a departure from the rest of the story, only coming together in the final act, leaving the audience to wonder why we should care, or even why Maleficent would.
November 3, 2019
It has moments that will bring the audience from laughter to tears all while rooting for kindness and justice to prevail.
November 1, 2019
Elle Fanning's innocent flowerchild is cast from a depressingly familiar mould in this muddled, wildly uneven sequel to Disney's revisionist 2014 spin on the Sleeping Beauty legend.
October 30, 2019
When Pfeiffer and Jolie are together in a scene, it is absolute fire. The icy glares, the shade, THE CHEEKBONES... this is what I came to see.
October 29, 2019
Jolie is great, Pfeiffer is great, but despite its lead character's impressive wingspan, this second Maleficent fails to cast much of a shadow.
October 28, 2019
This movie is wacky.
October 28, 2019
This sequel is unbearably less fun and more treacly. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 27, 2019
This Maleficent might be far from magnificent, but as a fractured fairy tale, it mostly gets the job done.
October 26, 2019
Mistress of Evil's greatest crime is that it gets so lost in its fantasy elements that it forgets to create engaging characters or a story that generates any real drama.
October 25, 2019
A movie trying to do so much that it does nothing.
October 25, 2019
Overall, Mistress of Evil expands just enough upon its predecessor to justify its existence, but fails to add anything memorable to the mythology.
October 25, 2019
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning shine in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a sequel that surpasses its predecessor with exciting action, an interesting story, and good visuals.
October 24, 2019
It just did not know what it wanted to be.
October 24, 2019
Just a good old fairy tale with no political overtones. The kids sitting behind me clapped when it was over (in a good way). Plus the battle between good (Jolie) and evil (Pfeiffer) entertains the adults.
October 24, 2019
Mistress of Evil is a decent enough sequel, though it's less magical than the first installment, which, admittedly, blew my mind.
October 24, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is...an uninteresting slog, a mishmash of garish CGI, disengaged nonsense and thin narrative...The real evil is whatever corporate edict that led to this thing getting greenlit.
October 23, 2019
There are some really cool visuals and beautiful, detailed costumes, but overall nothing quite justifies the talent and investment represented on screen.
October 23, 2019
The costumes, casting, and overall design are lovely, but the finished product is a mess.
October 23, 2019
Further attempts to subvert the original Sleeping Beauty only manage to further sideline Maleficent in her own story, giving the whole enterprise an appropriately soporific quality.
October 23, 2019
The story is bland and the fantasy is still betting on unreality, because the morals remain in the words rather than the facts. [Full Review in Spanish]
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