Friday, November 22, 2019

Movie Review Madness - Maleficent -Mistress of Evil


So, it’s been out for a while, but I really liked Maleficent – Mistress of Evil.  This is Disney at its best. Total production, special effects and the acting of the otherworldly Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Michelle Pfeiffer as the evil stepmom, Elle Fanning as Aurora- so innocent and pure. What’s not to like?  This is a  movie for the big screen. It’s gorgeous. The effects are excellent. The plot line works.

Aurora is grown up and she loves the Prince. Why not bring two families together? Um, well, there are the horns on Maleficent’s head, and the fangs when she smiles. Nothing a little scarf couldn’t cover. But wait there’s more….the Prince’s mom – gorgeous Michelle – is way evil and has been plotting forever to take over this kingdom. OMG. And there’s a whole other world (of Maleficent species) that have been hoping for some acknowledgement. Plenty of threads interconnect through this movie. I won’t go into more detail. You need to watch to see it play out.

But the general theme is Love. In her weird way, Maleficent is the best mother for her “beastie” Aurora. And as the plot thickens, the bond does too. The super-duper battle scene is totally worth the wait. Oh – Angelina vs. Michelle – cinema genius.

This is just absolute fun. Don’t wait for Disney Plus streaming. Support your local theaters. Everyone else is seeing Frozen at Thanksgiving. Find a seat for Maleficent – Mistress of Evil. Cheers and cranberry sauce.


13 comments:

  1. I barely remember the first one. I thought Pfeiffer died in it, but maybe I'm thinking of the Snow White movie.

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    1. you are mixing your queens. That's okay. It's good even if you never saw the first.

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  2. Sounds good, but I reckon we're gonna have to stay away from crowds for a while.

    Have a super weekend, kiddo!

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    1. stuff comes on streaming so fast. You'll see it soon enough. And yes - best to avoid sneezy crowds.

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  3. Sounds like they made it good, I still haven't seen the first one.

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    1. alas his pretty face was not seen. Maybe he was one of the dudes with horns on his head? Hmmm

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  5. Loved the post.... only just read it not well with long term back pain due to extreme cold weather.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Oh my. Take care of your self and feel better soon

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  6. Sounds like a fun one. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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