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.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Joachim Rønning
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 67 out of 528 found boring (12.68%)

One-line Reviews (282)

The curse of boredom .

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

I like this movie because the storyline is more intense and interesting than the first film from 2014.

So Stunning!!.

I would say that the technology in making the film is also consider as one of the highlight of this movieEven if Disney movies including this movie have cliché plot and predicable ending, the well-organized and uncomplicated storyline for audiences at all ages to understand are the strength that make it at least worth watching and made me feel impressed.

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

A Disney yawn-fest that we've all seen before.

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...

The film is dead set on treading only familiar paths and creating characters that are neither compelling or worth worrying about.

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

Story is boring af and acting and dialogue are awfull and cringy.

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

Slow, boring & so disappointing .

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

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

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

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

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

Fanning and Jolie make a stunning pair on screen.

The story is so cliché and predictable I felt like saw it a 1000 times before.

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 .

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

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

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.

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

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

Unexpected fun .

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

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

The conversation in the film also freaking bored!

Angelina Jolie is breathtaking as Maleficent.

Quite boring .

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.

Angelina Jolie was fantastic and made the film enjoyable.

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

A very ho hum predictable story with a vanilla peace ending.

The sorry was actually really creative and I enjoyed it so much more than I was expecting.

Overall it was an entertaining movie and worth a watch if you're a Malificent fan.

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

However, I think the movie is a bit boring because no extreme action scenes are produced.

It is quite good actually, and engaging, and emotional.

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

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

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

While this movie is a bit predictable, it's still okay!

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

Wonderful but a bit boring .

Visually stunning from beginning to end.

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.

However, the stunning elements and organization can attract audiences' attention.

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

Maleficent: Mistress of Cliché .

Starting with good and becoming boring for the one sided fighting and illogical storyline.

Cliche plot but worth watching anyway .

Enjoyed it.

Boring film for child under 12 .

anything in this movie, which is a big change from his original version (the one that was animated)Overall, not better than the original to me, but still very enjoyable!

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

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!

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.

I needed to see how the film ended and ultimately enjoyed it.

Unexpected .

Quite enjoyable esp if you like the first .

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

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

I enjoyed it quite a lot.

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.

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.

In this sequel, there will be emotional events and unexpected things happen.

Too illogical, shallow and predictable for my taste.

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

The movie is exciting and also motivates the audience.

This film is visually stunning and quite entertaining with a few interesting plot twists...

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

I like this movie because the storyline is more intense and interesting than the first film from 2014.

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

Angelina Jolie is sooooooo boring!!.

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

Maybe more intense for an ager like me.

So boring .

Boring and not good .

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

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

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

Maybe a bit too heavy on the cutesy CGI in the beginning and a tad too sappy and preachy at the end, but everything in between was perfectly entertaining.

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.

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

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.

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.

suspenseful, colourful, and entertaining.

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

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

The plot is good and leads to a very thrilling story.

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

Slow and stupid .

predictable but enjoyable.

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.

Cliché plot but still worth watching anyway .

Poorly written, predictable, CGI fest .

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Great CGI, outstanding cenimatography, incredible costumes, fascinating Acting (I mean the definition of an actress was the Lead) and of course a trilling assemblage.

) 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.

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

Cue a slow paced plot, and a shortage of dutiful character exploration!

The story was engaging and entertaining with a inmpeccably crafted and detailed fantasay setting.

This happens when you have budget but no plot .

Utter waste of time.

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.

Enjoyed it all the way through.

It is enjoyable and worth watching.

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

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

If you are in for some magical visuals and an enjoyable story non the less, I recommend.

Very Enjoyable .

To start off, the movie in general was okay, but it's kind of boring!

When we are finally treated to a few sacred screen moments of Maleficent, she is of course magnificent, but instead our time is stolen with an endless, tiresome battle scene.

Stunning, exciting, and an epic fantasy adventure.

Regardless It Is Very Enjoyable .

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

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.

This movie provides the spectacular scenes with the great special effects; all the pictures in the movies are fascinating.

The plot is more intense than the 2014 version.

The story was clunky, the characters were one dimensional and predictable, and the humor was barely funny.

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.

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.

The characters were entertaining with a good performance from Angelina Jolie.

Breathtaking .

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

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.

The story is entertaining for fans of fantasy and adventure genres and supported by great special effects.

I watched the first one too, which was quite fascinating, so that's why I set high expectations before watching this part.

The battle sequences are epic and exciting.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen...

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

Pretty but predictable .

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

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

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

Sooo slow I waited for the real stuff for a long time, and when it happened I was suffering, waiting for it to end.

The movie was entertaining to a point.

The visual effects is dazzling and that itself is worth watching.

The cinematography is breathtaking.

Also it's very predictable, painfully so.

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

Too slow and too many boring conversation!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Of course, in this instance, I have to apply the same lesson to the movie, itself, so I highly recommend it for all little girls.

The first movie was watchable at best but this is just down right boring, more CGI than the george lucas directed star wars prequels (and we all know what happened to them lol) just bland boring & overall just a bad movie!!!

Entertaining and flawed .

The pacing was sooooooo slow.

I got bored and cared not for whiny Aurora and insipid Philip.

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.

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

It is engaging and takes you through many emotions.

Personally, I love this movie since it is exciting when her background is revealed and it is appropriate for each generation.

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

Dull, formulaic CGI nonsense.

The overall of the film is very good; the visual graphic of the film is beautiful and stunning, the sound are really match to the film, the actresses and actors are doing really good with their role, the costumes of each character in the film are fabulous, especially Maleficent's costumes.

It's cliche, it's boring.

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

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

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


The movie is very predictable but very enjoyable.

Powerful performance, entertaining Indeed!!!!

Don't waste your time on this horse poop .

A Boring Mess .

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

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

Overall, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a sequel that has interesting ideas but doesn't do enough with them, leaving a film that feels rather empty and unnecessary.

Predictable and boring .

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

These scenes are extra entertaining for young viewers.

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.

i enjoyed it .

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.

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

The new conflict these days in movie making: good and sometimes even excellent visuals against a boring and bad script.

The visuals were stunning and served the plot well.

Worth the watch .

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.

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.

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

The story is good and Maleficent is stunning.

As many too good heroes Aurora looked boring and false.

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

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

Lastly, the dragged out starring instead of taking action.

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

Black general then, funny but still disgusting propaganda ;)

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

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.

Enjoyable movie .

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

To me it was a nice watch, entertaining and pretty funny at times.

Nearly every frame of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is visually stunning.

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

Waste of time watching this.

By and large, this movie felt fairly tedious.

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

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.

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

Other than all of this, absolutely nothing happens.

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

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

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

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

Rich movie and an empty and boring story .

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

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

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

" The movie's plot was also incredibly predictable.

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

The affects and graphics are so good, I really enjoyed it, and it also made the movie less boring.

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

Stunning colors, effects, costuming and cinematography.

Enjoyable movie .

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

Great movie with stunning effects and plot.

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

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

Lots of intense scenes and beautiful CGI especially with the wings..They were done well in this,with the wings shown coming out of the back, the whole winged skeletal structure looked awesome!

Characters and storyline one dimensional, predictable plot and actions.

This makes the movie more interesting and worth watching.

So this movie will not have any elements that will shock you, however Disney writers manage to produce a decent story which is both entertaining and both visually pleasing to watch.

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

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!

Not only Jolie was really good with the material given to her, there were other factors that made it enjoyable.

Beautiful and Exciting, a very Satisfying Sequel .

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

that's how pointless they are.

Yes, it took a while for Aurora to "wake up " and see what was really happening but overall a visually stunning and exciting movie.

VERY SLOW and in essence almost nothing happens.

I would say that the technology in making the film is also consider as one of the highlight of this movieEven if Disney movies including this movie have cliché plot and predicable ending, the graphics, well-organized and uncomplicated storyline for audiences at all ages to understand are the strength that make it at least worth watching and made me feel impressed.

Entire film quite slow!

Powerful, beautiful, enjoyable, breathtaking .

Angela Jolly appeared bored and lifeless.

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

It has a really good cast but the script is very poor, the story was boring, even the "interesting" scenes were boring.

A little bit boring.

Largest number of interesting creatures to be completely made boring, too!

GREAT FILM & I highly recommend it!

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

too boring.

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

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

Beautiful and entertaining.

Action , storyline itsxall good with great new ideas about the world they are living inI enjoyed it more ttan first one

Very entertaining film.

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

Exciting movie, great cast, amazing special effects.

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

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.

Cold action speaks louder than sweet empty words.

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.

A lot of cheesy cliche.

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.

Predictable predictable predictable predictable predictable predictable, you can make out how the movie will end in by the beginning it does not get any more cliché and for a movie that is supposedly supposed to differ and put a twist on the whole "sleeping beauty" in the end just plays it really safe and i fell asleep during the movie (had to rewatch it).

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

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

The whole movie tastes like a stale beer: whereas the people responsible for the visuals and effects have developed high skills, most of today's writers should just quit their job and serve at dinners instead of torturing the audiences to a braindead level: uninteresting and overused storylines, cliché after cliché, one dimensional characters, boring dialogues, jokes that don't work etc. My rate is 5 but only because of the visuals and the actors, the story itself and therefore the movie is simply a boring one.

These reviews are confusing .

But all-in-all, worth watching.

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

Bland & Boring .

Kind of a pointless story besides the whole bird family thing

But I am not a kid, i can fill this enjoyable movie.