Who was looking forward to the debut of Maleficent: Owner of Evil, you can now run to
cinemas and enjoy the return of Disney's most iconic villain.
Five after the events of the first film, the story tells how Aurora (Elle Fanning) continues to lead the kingdom of the Moors in the forest. However, she is surprised when she is proposed by Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) that would bring the union between the Moors and Ulstead, the kingdom of humans. But Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) does not accept the novelty and due to his affection for Aurora, he will need to test his limits when he is finished
antagonizing Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), Philip's mother and who hides her
dark side and threatens to collapse peace between kingdoms.
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Who liked the first film, will not be disappointed with the continuation. Sure
Anyway, the ticket is worth it. The long quest to test family relationships and
propose union between the kingdoms. Unfortunately, the script does not bring anything new and sins for
the fact of diminishing the title character to jokes that highlight his disconnection from the real world in relation to the prince's family. If we compare it with its predecessor, the sequence leaves something to be desired.
On the other hand, Angelina Jolie's performance masters the problems that
accompanies the script. Chiwetel Ejiofor, with a limited role, also manages to make
with the audience to nurture a certain affection for the character. In addition, Michelle
Pfeiffer as a villain ended up surprising in every scene where he appeared even in a
confused construction. The special effects are very good, but they do not support the
movie. While we see beautiful scenery, we are exposed to creatures that do not add
and it makes no sense in the narrative. The director Joachim Ronning try us
impress, but fails to deliver a narrative with a little explored story.
The central theme of the film revolves around Maleficent not accepting Aurora's growth,
she is no longer a little girl and is becoming a woman. It is a point that
it should be explored further, but it was not. In fact, Maleficent (2014) opened the door to
live-actions, (remembering that in 2010 we had the feature Alice in Wonderland
which was the starting point), and established anti-heroin as one of the most profitable
characters from Disney studios. The first feature delivers the proposal well, saves
due proportions of a script also with certain problems. But you are a fan
you will certainly enjoy the sequel, after all it’s a movie for the whole family
Still, it is a production that deals with family relationships and, in a way, half-sow, portrays the growth, the transition from adolescence to adulthood that many of us do not face so naturally. Maleficent is challenged to face it in the best possible way and once again will have to prove her love not only for Aurora, but for her people. For these points, it pays to watch the film, without waiting for much news.