In Maleficent 2, Angelina Jolie returns to the role of the evil fairy. The first viewers were already allowed to see the Disney movie and have passed judgment. Many critics are particularly bothered by the plot of the sequel. Angelina Jolie is praised but especially for her good actor performance. We present you the first reviews of Maleficent 2.
Maleficent 2: Powers of Darkness continues the story of the Dark Fairy. In 2014, the first part washed over $ 750 million worldwide. A second part should now be attached to it. The focus of the new plot is Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Before her wedding to Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson) tragedy occurs. Because his mother, Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) has other plans. Shortly thereafter, she gets into a momentous dispute with Maleficent.
Many viewers criticize the film especially for its blatant plot. Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt wrote: "Maleficent's script is sadly a different story, or really not much history at all: instead, it registers itself as a series of fauna-drenched screensavers, stretched to fit over two hours of vague Disney myth. "
The strength of Maleficent 2 still seems to be the eponymous character. Angelina Jolie always convinces as a bad fairy. Especially her conflict with Michelle Pfeiffer's character was well implemented. Nevertheless, the story remains behind the talent of the actors. Clarisse Loughrey of the Independent writes: "Anyone interested in where Maleficent came from? Powers of Darkness seem to think so as the movie makes a sudden leap into the harsh, wild lands of endless exposure." This plot devours much of the film's running time and chuck out character development for superfluous world-building and a CGI-charged, inflated battle sequence. "
According to US criticism, Maleficent 2 is still very solid for children. With the dark themes in the film, he has earned his age rating 12 years but still. The film will be released in cinemas on 17 October 2019 in Germany. The trailer can be found below in our video player.