“Maleficent:Mistress of Evil” is a live-action Disney movie released in 2019, directed by Joachim Roenning, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Harris Dickinson, the sequel movie to "Maleficent", the plot tells the story of Maleficent, the dark witch who is still wary of people and is determined to protect Princess Aurora , but it backfires, when Prince Fili gathers the courage to propose to Aurora and invite her and Maleficent to the castle to meet with the King and Queen, Maleficent and Queen Ingres conflict also let the war between human and magic domain is about to start.
Master your own destiny
After the first episode of Maleficent overturned our impression of the Sleeping Beauty villain Black Magician, and thus gained both box office and word-of-mouth success, and was thought to have perfectly achieved the goal of helping the villain to clear his name, Disney's sequel extends the fairy tale's usual "happily ever after" ending further, although the movie itself is not as Although the selling point and gimmick of the movie itself is not as amazing as when the first episode was launched, "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" has made the pattern and scenes bigger and more than just entertaining to the audience, instead of having a more complete story, the core value of the movie is also clearer and more explicit.
The charm of Disney's live-action movies
In recent years, Disney has launched many animated live-action films, from the first work in 2010 "Alice in Wonderland", to this year "Dumbo", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", the launch of the second set of "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" and the upcoming "Mulan", we seem to be able to feel Disney in the concentration of "live-action "At the same time, but also for many of these fans welcome, has been released for decades of classic works to inject new energy and more in line with modern mainstream thinking of the adaptation (in addition to the Lion King), and it is clear that the "Black Magician series" is a very successful typical example.
Who would have thought that the original "Sleeping Beauty" for the princess to cast curse magic, and in the end turned into an evil dragon was defeated by the prince of the villainous witch, will be in Linda Woolverton, this has served as "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Mulan" and other animated film screenwriter's pen transformed into both good and evil, the inner pain and completely empathize with people, not the slightest flat charming role. Therefore, in the first episode of "Maleficent" because of deep love and betrayal, and in the end also understand that "true love's kiss" is no longer limited to the prince and princess, Maleficent this time must face again "whether to believe in love", "whether to believe in human beings", "Whether to believe in human beings" because the daughter will soon be married.
The theme of Maleficent:Mistress of Evil
In addition to the trust that Maleficent talked about, there are questions about the rule that a woman must live in a man's home if she gets married through Aurora's being asked to stay in the castle and the impact that a partner's marriage will have on both families. The situation, triggered by Maleficent has been hidden in her seemingly confident appearance, doubt, and disapproval of self-worth, all make "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" the movie is not just a big battle between humans and the demon world, but there are more connotations that can make people think.
Although there is so much content, "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" is mainly through the film of humans, elves, and black magic three races, the theme focus on mutual respect and understanding between different communities, perhaps some people will feel that "Maleficent" on the mother's love for Aurora to resolve the hatred and conflict between the two sides, why this time to repeat the same old story, let the incident re-enactment? But personally, I prefer to put "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" on the main axis of the story, as "peace by force can not last" above.
Play of actors and characters
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Elle Fanning are undoubtedly the three brightest actresses in "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil", in addition to the three-way confrontation between Maleficent, Ingres, and Aurora, the three characters also interpret their own hearts in different ways for the appearance of love, from Maleficent from the initial suspicion of humans to the final defenses, Ingres because of childhood encounters and the three characters are also different in the way they interpret their own hearts for love identity.
Although "Maleficent:Mistress of Evil" stretches its length to 2 hours, the pace of the middle section is too slow, but the gorgeous action scenes and the performance of several major actors make the movie rich and wonderful. As a complement to the "Maleficent" incomplete place, the overall is worth watching.