Here’s what Maleficent : Mistress Of evil say about themselves.
After years of peace between the magical Moors and the nearby kingdom, Maleficent and soon-to-be Queen Aurora must put the strength of their new relationship to the test as new adversaries threaten to destroy everything that they both hold dear. Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sam Riley all reprise their roles in this fantasy sequel based on the story of the 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty.
Several years after the curse on Princess Aurora was lifted by the fairy Maleficent, the two powers have maintained a peaceful relationship, forging an alliance that has since protected the enchanted Moors and the human kingdom. But as relationships grow between the princess and her fairy godmother, current Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) still remains frosty towards the horned Maleficent throwing the harmonious relationship between the human and magical kingdoms into question.
As a sinister new threat approaches, the recently found balance could be unsettled once more, and the complex relationship between the enchantress and the soon-to-be queen Aurora could face its toughest test yet. While the years of peace have softened the heart of the powerful fairy, she is still the mistress of evil deep down, and she’ll do anything to protect her mystical Moors and the magical creatures that reside there…
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist, Salt, Mr and Mrs Smith, returns as the cruel-tempered Maleficent, with Elle Fanning, Teen Spirit, The Neon Demon, Super 8, Michelle Pfeiffer, Avengers: Endgame, Stardust, Mother!, and Sam Riley, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Control, On the Road, also starring.
This family fantasy follows on from the acclaimed Maleficent and is based on the 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty.
What happened when I went to see Maleficent : Mistress of evil.
Once we had finally arrived in Leeds, and had done a little bit of Shopping, we eventually headed to Vue Cinema Leeds, which is located on the second floor of The Light Leeds on The Headrow in Leeds City Centre.
Then once we had walked into the very spacious Foyer, we looked around for a couple of minutes and tried to figure out where we were supposed to go, before Jamie eventually found a set of Escalators that lead up to where the Cinema was. Them once we had gotten on to and off of two sets of Escalators and had found the Ticket Queue, we queued up and bought our Tickets and Drinks. We also asked one of the really nice Staff Members if they could help us to our Seats, they said of course they could, and after leading us to the Drinks Station, getting us our Drinks and leading us up a couple more sets of Escalators, we finally arrived at our Screen.
Then once we had entered our Screen, the really nice Staff Member asked us where we would like to sit, and after a little bit of toing and froing, she found us a couple of really comfy Leather Chairs right in the middle that had a brilliant view of the massive Screen. Then after we had gotten comfy and had been chatting for a couple of minutes, the Film finally started.
What I thought of the Film.
I really liked it’s opening, because as well as eluding to something that would be happening later on in the story by showing us a Fairy being kidnapped from The Moores, it also had a narrator telling us what happened in the first Film. This meant that you didn’t need to have seen the first Film to understand what was going on in the sequel and could just enjoy the story as a standalone Film.
I absolutely loved everyone’s performances, as I really felt that Angelina Jolie portrayed the wronged but loveable and slightly badass Maleficent, that Elle Fanning portrayed a caught in the middle future Princess, that Harris Dickinson portrayed a head over heels in love but slightly nervous Prince Phillip, that Michelle Pheiffer portrayed a very conniving and power hungry Evil Queen Ingrith, that Robert Lindsey portrayed a very proud King John, and that Sam Riley portrayed a very loyal and helpful Diaval brilliantly. The only thing was that I thought that Elle Fanning could have done with working on her crying a little bit more, as when it looked like Maleficent was dead and she burst into Tears, it was far too over the top and wasn’t really that convincing.
I really liked the story of Aurora and Prince Phillip finally getting married, Maleficent trying to help a race of Fairies called the Dark Feys that have stayed hidden for hundreds of years, and the very conniving Queen Ingrith twisting everything so that it looked like Maleficent had cursed the King which of course means that she can wage War on both Maleficent and the Moores, basically something that she’s wanted to do ever since she lived in a Kingdom next to The Moores and was kicked out of it for favouring War over Peace.
Even though it was called a Family Fantasy, there were a few happy and sad moments in it, like a really sad part where it looked like Queen Ingrith had killed Maleficent and a really happy part near the end where Aurora and Prince Phillip finally got married.
My overall thoughts.
Overall I would have to rate Maleficent : Mistress of Evil an eight out of ten. I really liked it, and thought that it was a great Family friendly action packed Fantasy Film that would be great for everyone. The only thing that I didn’t really like was that there were a lot of filler fighting scenes in the middle of the Film with no talking through it, which with me being Visually Impaired, kind of passed me by. But other than that I thought that it was a fantastic Film that I highly recommend you go see.
Then once the Film had finally finished, we grabbed all of our Bags and Coats, and headed off back into Leeds to catch our Bus.
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