Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Ring in the new year with Disney’s most iconic villain:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” — which soared to No. 1 worldwide opening weekend and earned an
A CinemaScore and a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes — releases on Digital in HD and
4K Ultra HD™ on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on
Jan. 14, 2020. The thrilling sequel to 2014’s “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and
Elle Fanning as her goddaughter Aurora, arrives home with brand-new bonus features, extended
scenes, outtakes and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

Bonus features take viewers behind-the-scenes with the all-star cast to explore the making of
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Extended scenes reveal how Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer)
manipulates Aurora into questioning Maleficient and accelerating her wedding plans. Featurettes
include interviews with Jolie, who discusses Maleficent’s origins and the cast who portray the Fey,
and Fanning, who gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding. Filmmakers showcase the visual effects
behind the film’s stunning landscapes and the seemingly effortless flight of the Fey. Additional
extras include “You Can’t Stop The Girl,” a music video performed by Bebe Rexha, and hilarious
outtakes, ranging from uncooperative cats to uncontrollable giggles on set.


I have to admit, I never watched the first Maleficent movie but when this opportunity came up I was super excited to watch Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with my husband and children. Of course my children had watched the first one and were thrilled at the thought of seeing the second one as soon as it came.

We grabbed our popcorn, sat down and entered into this amazing fantasy world with flying creatures, fairies and a forest with a mind of its own. The children seemed more aware than I was of the characters which only peeked my own curiosity more to learn who they were and watch the first movie later on. I eagerly watched to see what would happen in this movie, quickly to realize who the real "evil" was. I was captivated enough by the characters to plot in my own mind what should happen to each.

I truly believe the sign of a great movie is when you become so involved that you plan their moves, you just get lost in the movie. I honestly haven't gotten lost in a movie in a very long time, and although I truly appreciate this movie, I wouldn't necessarily say that I got lost in it. BUT I definitely did love it. Enough to plan a movie night to watch the first one.

I think my favorite characters in this movie were the little fairies, it's the small things right?! They were so adorable and tiny, beautifully colored little helpers who definitely had important rolls to play. There were a few characters that I would have like to have seen with more of a part in the movie but that didn't take away from it at all. Overall , I think this movie had a lot of adorable characters and was so brightly colored in most scenes. I actually expected a more dark, scary, sort of movie, which is partially what kept me from watching the first one, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is definitely a movie I would recommend as a family movie night kind of movie. I am sure that we will watch it again soon, maybe even as a Maleficent marathon so I can watch the first one too!

~~I received a copy of the movie mentioned above for free in exchange for an honest written review of my opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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