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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

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Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.

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Joachim Rønning
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Maleficent
Elle Fanning ... Aurora
Harris Dickinson ... Prince Philip
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Queen Ingrith
Sam Riley ... Diaval
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Conall
Ed Skrein ... Borra
Robert Lindsay ... King John
David Gyasi ... Percival
Jenn Murray ... Gerda
Juno Temple ... Thistlewit
Lesley Manville ... Flittle
Imelda Staunton ... Knotgrass
Judith Shekoni ... Shrike (Jungle)
Miyavi ... Udo (Tundra)
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Storyline

Five peaceful years have passed since the demise of the duplicitous monarch, King Stefan, in Maleficent (2014), and, now, an unforeseen but joyous event is about to unite the mortal Kingdom of Ulstead and the fairy-realm of the enchanted Moors. However, once more, odious treason stands in the way of true young love, as malicious envy, unbounded ambition and ignoble thoughts creep in the hearts of men. Now, two neighboring worlds find themselves divided by fear and prejudice, and, sadly, the impending union paves the way for an all-out confrontation. Suddenly, the magnificent winged sprite, Maleficent, and the lovely Princess Aurora are caught in the middle. Does love always end well? Written by Nick Riganas

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Go beyond the fairy tale. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the original Sleeping Beauty (1959). See more »

Goofs

In the first movie, Maleficent curses Aurora, not the spinning wheel spindle, and the cursed ended with the true love's kiss. Therefore, it's impossible for the needle to be cursed in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Connal: [from official trailer] You've spent years caring for a human. Now it's time to care for your own.
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Crazy Credits

On the international trailers, against a daytime sky, we see Maleficent's castle in the 2011 Disney logo. The camera zooms in and later tilts 90° counter-clockwise. The US, Canadian and YouTube versions of the trailer still using the normal logo. Meanwhile on the actual film, As the 2011 Disney logo finishes, the camera moves in an upper right direction, panning away from the logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's ScreenX release presented the film in ultra-widescreen meaning there was more picture information visible in the left and right of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

Follows Maleficent (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Stop the Girl
Written by Bebe Rexha (as Bleta Rexha), Alex Schwartz, Joe Khajadourian, Michael Pollack, Nate Cyphert, Evan Sult, Aaron Huffman, Jeff Lin and Sean Nelson
Orchestral Arrangement by Geoff Zanelli
Produced by The Futuristics
Performed by Bebe Rexha
Courtesy of Warner Records
[The closing credits song]
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Fun mix of Game of Thrones and Avatar
21 October 2019 | by sophaljonesySee all my reviews

The first Maleficent was interesting because it provided a new spin to the tale of Sleeping Beauty by making Maleficent the protagonist. In the sequel, the mother-daughter relationship between Angelina Jolie's Maleficent and Elle Fanning's Aurora is tested as they end up in opposing sides of the war between faer folk and humans. This CGI-filled spectacle does not sound very interesting but the movie is saved by earnest performances of the cast. Jolie is majestic and menacing as Maleficent. Her nemesis, played my Michelle Pfeiffer is no less regal. They elevate the material, and their face off is almost like a scene from Game of Thrones. In fact, there are many parallels to Game of Thrones. Fanning's Aurora and The Prince are as clueless and idealistic as Jon Snow. Maleficent is almost like a horned Danaerys. Another parallel is to Avatar. The faery world is almost like the planet in Avatar. Similarly, their resources are exploited by humans. It helps that Ed Skrein is in the movie, and he chews every scene he is in. All in all, there is no complaint on the acting department. However, the pacing is uneven, and some scenes drag too long. The emotional scenes are their but lack impact. But the climactic battle is worth the wait. There are even some deaths. In other words, Maleficent is a fun cross between Game of Thrones and Avatar. Definitely worth your time


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USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,948,713, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$113,929,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$491,730,089
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2.39 : 1
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