‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Succeeds as Sequel


The three main characters pose in the poster. Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, is in the center while the Queen and Aurora are on her left and right sides respectively. Photo Courtesy of Disney.

Lucia Santaolalla, Dreamcatcher Editor in Chief

If you are a really big fan of romance and adventure movies, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is the movie for you. It has a lot of action and will keep you interested the entire time. This Disney movie has left all views in admiration with its usual touch of elegance. Maleficent travels to the grand old castle to meet the kings and celebrate Aurora’s wedding. But not everything goes as planned. When she meets Prince Phillip’s mum, the Queen, everything goes bad and she flies away and finds a whole group of species just like her. When she goes back to the castle, she realizes that the Queen is trying to marry Aurora and Phillip with the final purpose of winning all the power of the kingdom. 

This movie starring Angelina Jolie, directed by Joachim Rønning, and released on October 18, 2019, is the second movie of the Maleficent series, and it tells a story about a woman that didn’t trust in love and hated humans. Maleficent is really entertaining and the actors do an amazing job giving the characters a very strong personality. Angelina Jolie, who plays Maleficent gives the character a really good personality, and Michelle Pfeiffer is a really great evil Queen. The whole movie keeps the person who is watching always in attention and keeps the drama in a really good point.

The filming of the movie was in Pinewood Studios located in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England. The editors created a really good scenario of the two parts of the kingdom: the town with the castle, where the humans lived, and the forest, where all of the creatures lived in. The special effects are really well done and are an important part of the movie as there is a lot of magic.

This movie teaches really important values like kindness and teamwork. It’s really enjoyable and it is recommended for all types of viewers. Also it is a Disney movie, and most Disney movies are worth a watch.