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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
DIRECTOR Joachim Rønning
CAST Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson
This sequel to 2014’s story of Disney’s villain from Sleeping Beauty stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith.
In this sequel set several years after the original, Maleficent’s peaceful life as protector of the Moors takes an unexpected turn when Aurora agrees to marry Prince Phillip. Unbeknownst to all, Phillip’s mother, Queen Ingrith of Ulstead, plans to use the wedding to divide humans and fairies forever. With Maleficent and Aurora finding themselves on opposite sides of an impending war, can they truly be a family?
(2019 USA 119 mins)
See it for the inventive, elaborate costumes (designed by Ellen Mirojnick), for the tiny – albeit slightly creepy – mushroom people and the miniature fairies wearing dandelion tutus, and for Jolie: Her prosthetic cheekbones are a teasing riff on her everyday ones …Her poison-green eyes, rimmed with a dark halo, are unnervingly unblinking, yet you can’t turn away. Her little pointy overbite is adorable. It’s as if she’d poured the essence of a purring leopard into her performance. Evil? Not so much. But majestically, joyously feral. Stephanie Zacharek, Time
BBFC advice: Contains moderate fantasy threat, mild violence and scary scenes
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
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