[Movie Review] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Iconic MNL
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It is now clear that Disney does not always release movies inclining to the stories of known princesses that show happy ending. In the movie, Maleficent, portrayed by Angelina Jolie, who is also an Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress, showed her magnificent acting skills once more, putting her wings and horns to intensely entertain both children and adults within the cinema. Let us talk about technicalities.

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Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil

Story and Time: Twice upon a time

Unlike other fairytales, Disney once again made a one of a kind film that will be memorable to everyone. The story was not told once, but twice in every part of the world. Knowing the first story as the original plot to children, this time, Maleficent was once again accused from being the bad character. The story is deeply emotional and intense, as this film tells the story of where Maleficent came from, and it was revealed that there are fairies like her living in a secret island. Priding her magical power, it was also revealed that Maleficent is a descendant of the Phoenix that explains her tremendous power.
The story is great as people wants history residing of Maleficent, further it also compensate the scenes, when two kingdoms want to unite for the peace. At the end of the story, it is still a happy ending, but as for adults and children, there are some sad scenario that includes sacrifice and faith.

Characters: Battle of two queens

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Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

As Maleficent has a bad reputation as a bad godmother to Aurora in the previous animated film named Sleeping Beauty, this time, Maleficent has revoked and put an end to this kind of image. In the current story, Maleficent, even in the first movie, showed again a motherly love who is protective to Aurora, portrayed by Elle Fanning. In the excerpt of the story, Prince Philipp proposed to Aurora, queen of the Moors, and despite of her mischievous and dark personality, Maleficent agreed to meet the parents of the Prince to make Aurora happy, even though she does not believe that love does not also end well. While the story goes by, Queen Ingrith, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, plotted a harsh plan to destroy the Forest Kingdom, provoking Maleficent to go on rampage during the dinner, she then again accused Maleficent from cursing the king, in which the queen who was the one, who pricked the king using the cursed needle from the first movie. It is unbelievable that even when troubles collides in the story, Maleficent was able to withstand all the harsh bringing of the human and show her love again to everyone.

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Michelle Pfeiffer is Queen Ingrith in Disney’s live-action MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
Queen Ingrith

At the first story, Queen Ingrith, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, who is also a Golden Globe awardee, and Emmy nominee, showed her true intension at the very start of the film. At the excerpt of the story, Queen Ingrith the mother of Prince Philipp, shows her corrupt emotions during the convergence of the human kingdom and Moors. She agreed to meet Aurora and her godmother Maleficent, but she provoked Maleficent on going to a rampage. Queen Ingrith plotted a war before the unity starts. As the story goes by, the queen stayed having a heinous character because of her bad history with the fairies. Spoiler alert! She isn’t dead, she was turned into a goat.

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Technicalities and Stuff

The cinematography and special effects were tremendously great. It really shows the intensity of the story and actions of the characters, plus emotions were easily transferred to the audiences, as those extreme close-up shots to the eyes of Maleficent were executed perfectly. Mise-en-scène were organized and made a certain symbolism. Special effects and precise coloring are highly added, and it made the film more magical, and then again intense, because there is a battle scene between fairies and human. What makes everyone surprised is when Maleficent transformed into a legendary being called Phoenix.

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil lands on Philippine cinemas on October 16, Wednesday. Tickets to the film are now available for sale. Join the conversations online at #MaleficentPH.

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