Five years have passed since the Maleficent figure was transformed from a stylized black cape animation, with horns and a raven on the arm to the protagonist of his own film. He went from being the vindictive fairy without a name taken up by the brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault to a despised jealously protective mythical creature, inhabitant of the Moor. And despite the controversy generated at that time for having turned a villain into a kind of antihero, this October 18 arrived at the cinemas of the world the new Maleficent 2: Mistress Of Evil, starred again by Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, watch it now to judge by yourself if it is worth the title of the previous movie, since the first one was praised and successful.
The plot places us five years after the first part, during which Aurora has been the ruler of the Moor while continuing her relationship with Prince Phillipe whom she met in the first installment, and now they will celebrate they wedding, if a family war does not get in their way. As the central argument of the film, Maleficent will be judged for her past actions as evidence, before humans and herself, to be worthy of the title of “mother” of the sleeping beauty. It also focuses on the threat against the magical kingdom, who are increasingly relegated by humans.
Digital animation is the most remarkable element of the whole movie, it was amazingly made when it comes to visual matters. The wings of Maleficent as well as those of the rest of the dark fairies are simply impressive, in addition to the scenarios used to strengthen the fact of being in idyllic places, surrounded by nature recalling at times the Hobbit. The magical creatures are also worthy of mention because of the details of their faces and bodies showing a diverse fauna alongside forest spirits never seen before.
The story is nothing of the other world this time, they try to continue with the fairy tale in which the film is developed and exposed as "the never-told story of Maleficent" continuing with the "humanization" of the character leaving the villain and old woman far behind heroine, giving this time a status of deity. The narrative begins well but half is lost completely becoming tedious and boring, the end is completely wild, winks at different tapes and even seems to become a Greek epic with pre-Hispanic and mythological touches.
One of the most salvageable elements of Maleficent 2: Mistress Of Evil are the performances and characterizations of each of the actors. Angelina Jolie shines in a tailored role, manages to embody the two faces of the fairy, motherly and selfish while highlighting the strength of those who have grown up being despised by their appearance. Michelle Pfeiffer is the new acquisition in the cast and as always, she is precise in her scenes and gives character to who has always been behind the King, the Queen. Elle Falling returns to incarnate the noble Aurora, unfortunately in this installment she has less weight and at times she looks bland, although this is more a matter of the script than of the young actress. Watch online the movie and get your own conclusion.
The film is suitable for all audiences and more for children, who will surely be surprised at the effects and fantastic creatures; However, for the biggest, it may not be so enjoyable due to the tendency to keep moving away from the Maleficent presented by Disney in 1959 and that personified, as the name implies, evil, now betting on a villain from the kingdom of Fairies who insist on giving a past and human emotions to justify their actions.