Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was a wonderful sequel and Angelina Jolie was born to play this role.
The beauty of this sequel, is that the writers believed in the story they wanted to tell and the execution was flawless. This is why telling stories from the villains point of view is important. The villain is always seen as the wrong one BUT there could be more evil people out there, than the villains we all know and love. There is a reason villains become villains and I think, as storytellers, it’s important for filmmakers to tackle that kind of narrative. In this case Maleficent was cast as a villain but the real evil was in the kingdom.
They made Maleficent so powerful and the love she had for Aurora was heartwarming. No one else could have played this role so well and it’s because Angelina Jolie embodies the fierce queen that Maleficent is and she naturally gives off a maternal energy. This story was beautifully written and definitely pulled at the heartstrings.
The film is about unity and loving your neighbour. It was beautiful to see all the Dark Feys, from all over the world showing their different powers and characteristics. The production design and the special effects were lovely and the woodland creatures from the Moors were so adorable. The visuals were stunning and I’m happy I was able to watch this in IMAX!