Angelina Jolie is one of the flawless actors in Hollywood and we all have witnessed her acting skills in a plethora of movies. And, Maleficent is one of those projects that has recently seen her fashion sense, that would demonstrate, why, her acting as Maleficent, the bad queen from Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” is a note of how electrifying and pleasure she can be. In 2014’s Maleficent, there was a scene where the prince gave a kiss to Aurora that roused here and we all felt it like an awakening. This new movie doesn’t just feel like the same retreat, but give a candid invitation to sleep. Read more about Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Movie Review
The sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” would seem like a perfect filler of the first film. This is because a tussle between the two established Hollywood actors – Joile and Michelle Pfeiffer. But having set up this conceivably fascinating conflict, and having revealed scenario that would put it front-and-centre while hollowing Maleficent’s relationship with her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning). Having said this the movie fails to get its own way out at certain points. This may be because the original was quite enticing and intriguing for the audience.
Apart from this, there are long stories in our movies about female villains. they are sexy, cool and at a time not even a villain. In the long run, we have seen that they are useful as scapegoats, receptacles for social and aesthetic anxieties about men, women and power. The original “Maleficent” struggles abreast that a stereotype with a protagonist who’s at once a hero and a villain, can finally be none. Just like “Frozen,” which asserts that women can be complex to an extent where they do not even need a prince and to justify her life.
Disney certainly spent a lot of money on special effects. The screen practically overflows with computer-generated wizardry and cutesy flora and fauna, to a degree that suffices. And the war progressions are tiresome and numbing. Her razor-sharp prosthetic cheekbones, graceful horns, and velvety flanks seem to spring naturally from the sorts of roles Jolie played ere. You would see the tiny minions and small darts with flowers and branches covering the situations, all this seemed surreal and stunning, giving the feel of a real Disney movie.
For me, this sequel did not turn out to be a great success though as compared with the first one. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” which appear as if our vast horned one had landed a gig as a dominant. More worryingly, it implies the antagonistic approach to which we saw in the last movie. We learnt in the last Maleficent that she is a very, bad and cruel character, which in this turned out to be over her wicked character traits. But if she is wicked, as this sequel outlooks, it makes you think about all the other miserable, stubbornly remaining clichés that the first movie discarded, is being witnessed again.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Lindsay
Director: Joachim Ronning
Ratings: 2.5 Stars (Out of 4)