Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Poster

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images.
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Brief kissing between characters like a two seconds kiss after the marriage Proposal
  • Maleficent in some parts, does not have a shirt on, but clevage is bandaged up and not seen.
  • During the final battle, Maleficent only wears a skin tight bra to cover her torso.
  • Maleficent makes a brief mention of attending the "christening" of Phillip and Aurora's child. Sex is briefly implied (children won't pick up on this).

Violence & Gore

  • Scenes of mild fantasy violence include battle sequences between the humans and fairies, but this ordeal is later resolved. In terms of injury, there is sight of characters with bloody cuts and flesh wounds.
  • Maleficent is shot with an iron bullet. She is later briefly seen with a bloody bandage on her torso.
  • Gerda sadistically plays an organ that releases iron powder into the air, killing the trapped fairies. Though they only disintegrate or turn into flowers upon contact, with no actual gore, the scene is rather suggestive of attempted genocide.
  • Queen Ingrith aggressively twists the neck of a mannequin to open a secret entrance, very reminiscent of a neck snap.
  • Maleficent suspends a Cat in mid air with her magic, asking Queen Ingrith to "restrain your animal, or I will" implying violence.

Profanity

  • None
  • No actual profanity but the fairies are occasionally referred to in a derogatory way.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Queen Ingrith violently twists the neck of a mannequin to open her secret entrance, suggestive of sociopathy or severe psychological issues.
  • The church scene where Gerda executives several trapped fairies with a pipe organ that releases iron powder is very reminiscent of a holocaust style genocide or execution.
  • Several suggestive themes of bigotry or discrimination against fairies, humans, war, genocide and power hungry rulers. Pretty intense and heavy for a PG film. Just not quite a PG-13 film.
  • Though obviously not nearly as graphic or explicit, the suggestion from some critics that this film is like Game of Thrones (2011) for children is not too far off.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • Some characters, like Gerda for example, fall to their deaths offscreen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are constant threatening scenes in a fantasy style context; most of which include winged fairies with horns (similar to Maleficent) attacking the castle's armoured guards, and brief sight of magical creatures being disintegrated by red powder. These scenes might be a bit disturbing for younger ones, but they are brief.
  • Maleficent's overall appearance with black robes, wings and horns is reminiscent of a demon; it's somewhat frightening to younger children.
  • Maleficent sacrifices herself at the end to save Aurora, and she returns as a rather fiery and fearsome Phoenix. Might be a little scary for younger viewers.

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