Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) - Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Director: Joachim Rønning
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 39 out of 342 found boring (11.4%)

One-line Reviews (188)

So it was pointless the movie even trying to insinuate that she would be evil as i never at one point thought she would be.

The visual effects were stunning and the story line made sense a magnificent movie.

Stunning colors, effects, costuming and cinematography.

Exciting movie, great cast, amazing special effects.

Angelina as Maleficent is so stunning, I genuinely can't get over how she's mastered her character; the looks, the personality trait etc. Angelina Jolie literally has us under her own spell; she is mesmerising!

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

The cinematography is breathtaking.

Dull, formulaic CGI nonsense.

A little bit boring.

Stunning, exciting, and an epic fantasy adventure.

It was fun and sweet and exciting and had everything needed to make this a great ride for kids and their parents.

Overall, I believe a more cohesive end would make this movie more enjoyable.

These reviews are confusing .

Therefore, these are the reasons why I consider this movie to be absolutely worth watching.

So boring .

It is enjoyable and worth watching.

Every character has his/her own sense of humor, making the movie more entertaining.

It could be the best movie of the year for me, very entertaining without a single moment of boredom.

The magnificent fantasy scene and impressive dialogue really held the audience's attention and also a bit comedy between the scene kept them on the edge of their seats.

A spectacular expansion of the Maleficent mythology, at times it strays into Avatar territory which was unexpected and welcome.

Even when there was action sequences they were still fairly poor and bland so this was just a really bad ending to the movie despite the satisfying ending.

The story is predictable as it is considered a movie for kids.

Meanwhile, Ejiofor appears to be struggling to stay awake, and Skrein looks bored again playing an overeager antagonist.

Enjoyed it.

Boring film for child under 12 .

Also it's very predictable, painfully so.

While it just had a hint of Disney cheese sprinkled throughout, the film was actually very entertaining and enjoyable.

Angela Jolly appeared bored and lifeless.

But the movie lacks a compelling storyline, everything is just way too predictable.

Powerful performance, entertaining Indeed!!!!

As i left the venue, i sat in the car feeling empty.

Michelle and Angelina were given quite bland characters and scripts and couldn't really do much with them.

The costumes by Ellen Mirojnick are stunning, especially Maleficent's battle outfit which is a sexy, elegant body paint-style number.

Let's talk about the improvements over the first movie: The movie's visually stunning, the colors, the cinematography.. everything with the visuals was just perfect, if it got nominated for an Oscar for the best special effects this year, I wouldn't be surprised.

These scenes are extra entertaining for young viewers.

Overall, Maleficent is regarded as a great fantasy movies; it is worth watching although the plot is quite predictable.

Therefore, these are the reasons why I consider this movie to be absolutely worth watching.

In my perspective, I enjoyed it more than the previous one.

The movie was visually stunning and there was never a dull moment!

The story is also somewhat predictable for older viewers, as a result of which the film may seem somewhat lengthy to them.

It isn't the best movie, but it was a very enjoyable.

Worth the watch .

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil appeals to the kid within and is a fun sequel, but the overly cliched plot which is along the lines of Avatar(2009) and Pocahontas(1995) bores a little.

Overall, Maleficent is worth watching in audiences of all ages and genders.

It is gorgeous, fun, breathtaking with a well construed plot and of course, THE most delicious villain in Disney's arsenal perfectly brought to life again by an actress who was born to play this role.

Visually stunning from beginning to end.

I slightly enjoyed it more than the first film, although I liked the first.

The lovely visuals distract from the less interesting expository first half, but the final third is exciting and beautifully realised.

With that being said, the acting and special effects makes for a fun, entertaining ride.

Great set designs, costumes, and cinematography albeit bit boring in the middle and finale.

Angelina Jolie is breathtaking as Maleficent.

Magical, breathtaking and simply superb a worthy sequel with more action without losing the magic of the original.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a boring, soulless formula that can turn it's audience into sleeping beauties .

It was entertaining from the first moment and I didn't want it to be end.

Regardless It Is Very Enjoyable .

A Stunning Portrayal of Disney CGI, and not much else .

Although the end comes too soon, the other parts of the movie are produced totally absorbing and enthralling until the end.

too boring.

In my perspective, I enjoyed it more than the previous one.

Enjoyable movie .

The first film was fascinating for new idea , for the status of beginning for Angelina Jolie in a role who seems be perfect for her , for the game of apparences and for humor.

It was a very enjoyable film to watch and if you get the chance you should definitely do so.

She's average looking even in full make up, when she tried to be deep she came along as pretentious.

Unexpected .

However, on screen it is more viewed as a boring and long movie that could have been congested into a stunning 45 minute TV movie, because that's all this feels like.

The sequel to the global box office hit, continue the story after 2 years where the first one was ended, now Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.

It is difficult to discern whether Mistress is dull because of her incomprehensible storytelling or because the direction makes it difficult to take care of anything on the screen that happens.

Creatures are extremely realistic, landscapes are stunning, even better than the previous chapter and animation are amazing, cured in every single detail.

This makes the movie more interesting and worth watching.

Rated PG for Intense Sequences of Fantasy Action/Violence and Brief Scary Images

suspenseful, colourful, and entertaining.

Maleficent gets lost in the world building, and the movie ends in a large, rather pointless battle scene.

good acting Visual stunning I recommend this movie Dont understand the bad reviews

Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil was worth watching in the cinema and it's the kind of movie that's fun for all to watch again.

It is gorgeous, fun, breathtaking with a well construed plot and of course, THE most delicious villain in Disney's arsenal perfectly brought to life again by an actress who was born to play this role.

The beginning of the film is excellent, developing the relationship between Aurora and her godmother, which is engaging to watch.

It's sugarcoated but insubstantial, fun yet bland, and awesome in childhood.

When you are going to watch a movie like Maleficent you know already that you are going to see a production that from a technical perspective is amazing, but the story will be pretty flat and predictable.

By the way, Pfeiffer's cold face suits the role perfectly and the costumography is absolutely stunning.

The photography is very dark at times and the surprising enjoyment we had from the first film has become very ho hum here.

However, though the plot is cliche, Angelina Jolie's character of Maleficent was quite charming and at times hilarious, which makes it worth a watch.

The first movie is much simpler compared to this one, here they added more creatures, more villains, more complicated but enjoyable story and we go deeper into the world of Maleficent and her history.

Both myself and my wife hated it and fell asleep briefly at times.

Maleficent is worth watching in audiences of all ages and genders.

Very entertaining film.

GREAT FILM & I highly recommend it!

Though the first Maleficent was boring as well, I at least remember a summary of it.


But all-in-all, worth watching.

Sure it's predictable but it's a lot of fun and very enjoyable.

As far as kids movies go, it's pretty intense.

Fight scenes - fight scenes are expected, I do not find them too intense but rather just right for a Disney live-action movie, still I was gripping my chairRomance - adorable, who could predict Disney would add festive and colourful scenes to the 1950's Sleeping Beauty - wonderfulPlotline - well maneuvered...

All in all, I really enjoyed the experience of Maleficent 2, which was more entertaining than the first, and Miss Jolie is always mesmerizing to watch.

A Boring Mess .

It keeps you on the edge of your seat even though you have a fairly good idea what is going to happen.

The obvious cliches, the predictable end and of course the evil=Christianity and devil=not so bad theme.

The movie is very predictable but very enjoyable.

Every action is signposted, everything is completely predictable and there is no lasting consequence for anyone.

The evolvement of the story is easily predictable while the budget of this film manages to cover many of the plot holes.

Lastly, the cinematography is fantastic both color directing and visual effects, particularly, using CGI to make the movie more stunning.

It picks up at the end because of the large scale action and climatic finale, but the weak plot, so-so acting, lack of comedic moments and cast of underdeveloped characters make things a little dull overall.

The movie is nice and sweet, it has very good visuals, it feels refined overall, and the plot with its twist, yet classic and nothing special, is intense and moving.

In overall, it was even better than the already stunning first installment.

The movie has a quite standard Disney plot, but is well-crafted and should be enjoyable by any fantasy lover.

The battle sequences are epic and exciting.

The prince looked like he'd popped up out of an amateur dramatics school play and every other actor had a very pretentious British accent.

The problem is when the film slows down it really gets boring.

Lastly, the dragged out starring instead of taking action.

VERY SLOW and in essence almost nothing happens.

Therefore, these are the reasons why I consider this movie to be absolutely worth watching.

Oh but yeah these are spoilers if you actually wanna waste your time with this rubbish.

Despite the film's minor shortcomings, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is exciting, creative, and fancy - and well worth an hour of your time to watch.

The battle in the end was intense and Maleficent coming to save everyone was EPIC!

It's enjoyable when Jolie appear with different costume, Pfieffer acting every part is conquer and evil, deliver her lines powerful and Riley bring humour to it.

The only thing that sadden me about this movie is some part were quiet predictable.

A nicely done live action Disney remake, but pretty predictable story with the usual happy ending .

Quite enjoyable esp if you like the first .

Stunning movie with a big battle based on nothing .

She is charismatic, and even if you know that she is the enemy, her character is fascinating.

Utter waste of time.

I know there are some negative reviews, but I thought it was very entertaining, it had some humor, and the emotional conflict definitely came across, not to mention it had beautiful visuals!

I think the plot of this film is quite boring due to a simple plot.

A boring mess, a waste of some interesting ideas and a more than decent cast.

) To be fair, sometimes the cinematograhpy was absolutely stunning, such as in a bird's nest-like cave Maleficent finds herself in at some point in the movie, or certain shots of the castle and the Moors.

Maleficent is worth watching in audiences of all ages and genders.

The film is aesthetically breathtaking in terms of production design, costume design, VFX and cinematography.

Powerful, beautiful, enjoyable, breathtaking .

Cold action speaks louder than sweet empty words.

Director Joachim Ronning has given us a movie, that is as entertaining as the original.

They give you a cash grab with its stunning effects, costume pieces, and big actor names, such as Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Thank you to everyone involved in creating this film - it was amazingly entertaining and joyful to watch.

This sequel to the 2014 fantasy original offers up a more emotional intense and mature movie that contains more malevolent violence as well as deeper feelings of betrayal as well as binding love.

Slow and stupid .

It's well worth the watch, a good one for all the family

Next the film had really slow and dull pacing for a large majority of its screen time.

Another sequel cliche where screenwriters fail to deliver a decent follow-up story.

Quite boring .

The storyline was so different from the trailer makes this movie so unpredictable.

I enjoyed it quite a lot.

I won't spoil the movie but it's great, funny and entertaining.

Unlike the first where you got a sense the actors were trying, it seems like everyone is giving a similar dull performance.

although it is abit of let down for the ending finale, but overall it is still an enjoyable movie that suitable for children and most adult.

Therefore, these are the reasons why I consider this movie to be absolutely worth watching.

But when it picks up that is when it get's exciting.

Predictable and boring .

Beautiful love story (not only inbetween man and woman), mind blowing special effects, well told story - amazing fairytale

predictable but enjoyable.

The pacing of the film was great with the exception of the initial scene with Aurora feeling a little too drawn out.

Unlike some of the bad reviews by cretons, we found this sequel to be incredibly entertaining and emotion-filled.

While it is not a very strong story, it is still as enjoyable as its first film was.

CGI with good design make the world of Mistress Of Evil look stunning.

Because of this, the movie comes out as more boring then anything.

Other than all of this, absolutely nothing happens.

Incoming director Joachim Rønning ensures that it all looks gorgeous, and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (The Greatest Showman) does stunning work for Jolie and Pfeiffer in particular, one in high-fashion slink and the other armoured in white and pearls.

Our recent trip to the DreamWorks exhibition in Canberra makes me appreciate this movie even more after seeing the cgi models and absorbing the information I learnt about modern 21st Century animation .

You are more likely to notice poor narrative choices if you encounter boredom.

So if you're looking for a beautiful and entertaining fantasy movie with a strong message, I 100% recommend Maleficent: Mistress of Evil!

The plot was bland, the acting mediocre, it was an unmitigated turkey made for prepubescent viewers, it certainly failed to hold my attention and is just another PC mulch churned out by the big studios.

We meet Aurora, Philip, who this time was pleasantly surprised by the presence of character and no storyline, Maleficent...

First off, I'd like to point out that the visual and CGI effects were breathtaking; couldn't have asked for anything more beautifully put together; stole me as soon as the movie opened.

You and your children will be on the edge of your seats the entire film...

Boring and not good .

Characters and storyline one dimensional, predictable plot and actions.

It does have a predictable twist with a character coming out as a villain which is no shock or you can easily predict it from watching the movie trailer.

Loving the departure from the boring first movie, because this one punched more actions (PG of course) better and with more lovely mythical creatures.

The exam is too brief to make an impact, and the direction of Ronning is plodding and lacking the energy to move the story forward with pleasure.

Disney continue the fairytale storyline with a little bit more exciting fighting part.

All in all I thought it was a little lighter than the first Maleficent, and more entertaining!

The plot was quite solid, the performances given by everyone was extraordinary and it was visually stunning!!

Don't waste your time on this horse poop .

Beautiful and entertaining.

Angelina Jolie is dull, Elle Fanning is dull and even Michelle Pfeiffer is dull.

It is engaging and takes you through many emotions.

Filmed mostly in the dark, no story and the whole thing seemed to drag on longer than Trump's presidency.

The movie included a lot of death in its climatic (and only) battle, only to be treated like nothing happened.

So if you have an imagination and watch movies because they are entertaining then this is a must.

While visually compelling at times, the story in this movie is perceptually handicapped.

Yet, it managed to forge its' own identity and move the story forward in unexpected ways.

The characters are so compelling and amazing, especially Jolie's Maleficent as when she is on screen I get chills!

Typical type c movie that has predictable story and only rely on the "special effect".

The pacing was sooooooo slow.

Breathtaking .

Leading to a messy bland and cheesy movie that is not in the league of the first film.

Maybe more intense for an ager like me.

You may have the one or two shocks here and there but the progression of the story is predictable.

The movie is exciting and also motivates the audience.

When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.

However, there is a contrast or unexpected style for Disney in this movie, because this movie has violent scenes that might still be too much for children or sensitive audiences such as the death scenes, injured scenes that shown blood and wounds during the fight between humans and dark fey.