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My Review of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

I have one very blunt and precise word to describe this film: dumb. Why is it dumb, you may ask? Well, besides the captivating visuals and Oscar-worthy costume design the story was both confusing and boring with little to no willingness to make a really, really good story. I thought Maleficent was bad. I’m definitely of the opinion that its highly-anticipated sequel was worse. Far worse.

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But Maleficent still manages to steal the show with her incredible powers, her flawless sense of style, her wit, and yes, that charming smile.

I’m giving this a very solid 77 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother to watch this movie.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Maleficent’ Is a Gorgeous but Boring Movie

In light of the new trailer that came out yesterday for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil here’s a look back at my review for Maleficent. Enjoy!

I missed seeing Disney’s Maleficent five years ago and chose to watch the sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise, Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow instead. I’m glad I did. When I finally did watch Maleficent it was not what I expected, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

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Angelina Jolie is the perfect actress to play the role of the anti-hero, Maleficent. She’s fierce and conniving, benevolent and caring, but she also looks the part immensely. I mean look at those cheekbones! Amazing. But she was the only good thing about the film.

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Maleficent is literally the story of Sleeping Beauty but this movie changes the narrative as we get to see the fairy tale told through Maleficent’s eyes. After being betrayed by the man Maleficent thought truly loved her she cursed his daughter to fall asleep on the night before her sixteenth birthday by pricking her finger on a spindle’s wheel. And the only way she could be woken was through true love’s kiss, which she believed didn’t exist, so the girl would sleep for eternity.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Gets An Official Trailer

Maleficent, which came out five years ago, was announced to have a sequel which is set to come out this October. The film’s teaser arrived a couple of months ago and now ahead of The Lion King the newest trailer is here to enjoy. Check it out.

If you don’t remember from the first film Maleficent was a kind fairy who fell in love with a human. This human would end up becoming king, betraying her, and finally, instead of killing her, cut off her wings.

The horrible deed Maleficent made her vengeful and she thought she would never grow to love again, that is until she met Aurora, the princess she cursed to fall asleep on her sixteenth birthday.

She would end up taking care of Aurora like a daughter and loving her as a mother. Fast forward to this film and Aurora is grown up and ready to get married. Maleficent’s view of love has been twisted by her one love’s betrayal but she tries to go along with the ride. And as obvious from the trailer, things don’t go as planned.

Evil it seems she has become but there is always a greater threat and I’m pretty sure Michelle Pfeiffer’s character has some serious darkness hidden behind that benevolent veil.

The most exciting thing about this trailer, however, isn’t anything from the trailer itself but rather the fact that sometime next year we will see Angelina Jolie as a superhero in the upcoming Marvel film, Eternals, and I can’t wait. She’s going to be so cool! Continue reading ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Gets An Official Trailer

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Debuts Its Teaser Trailer

I watched Maleficent last year and I thought it was a beautiful movie but it was super boring. But it garnered enough love and good reviews to get a sequel which is set to come out this October. The first trailer dropped today and so, I was totally going to share it with you all. Check it out.

This teaser isn’t exactly bad but it isn’t that great either. It features everyone’s favorite witch, Maleficent, we get to see Michelle Pfeiffer as what is clearly a villain, and it’s relieving to see that the CGI is much better than it used to be.

Does this entice me to watch this movie? Not really. But I may go see it this October if I’m bored. And if you don’t remember, here’s the movie’s poster.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Has a Poster

You may remember Maleficent when it first came out in 2014. It was a revised version of the classic Disney animated film, Sleeping Beauty, instead focusing on Maleficent’s story and featuring Princess Aurora as a co-star. Now, five years later, Disney is introducing a sequel to Maleficent which, to my great surprise, made over $700 million dollars worldwide. Disney released the poster yesterday. Here it is.

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The poster is simply stunning, in a dark villainous sort of way. The fact that Disney is bringing this movie out in mid-October hints that they may take a scarier approach with this film, choosing to highlight Maleficent’s darker nature.

With this post being released I’m sure we’ll see the teaser any day now. I hope it’s as beautiful as this poster.

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‘Maleficent’ Is a Gorgeous but Boring Movie

I missed seeing Disney’s Maleficent four years ago and chose to watch Edge of Tomorrow instead. I’m glad I did. I finally got the chance to watch it yesterday and I can honestly say it was not what I was expecting, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

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Angelina Jolie is the perfect actress to play the role of the anti-hero, Maleficent. She’s fierce and conniving, benevolent and caring, but she also looks the part immensely. I mean look at those cheekbones! Amazing. But she’s about all that was good about the film.

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Maleficent is literally the story of Sleeping Beauty but this movie changes the narrative as we get to see the fairy tale told through Maleficent’s eyes. After being betrayed by the man Maleficent thought truly loved her she cursed his daughter to fall asleep on the night before her sixteenth birthday by pricking her finger on a spindle’s wheel. And the only way she could be woken was through true love’s kiss, which she believed didn’t exist, so the girl would sleep for eternity.

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