Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer

Score: 9/10

I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the movie, just because it seemed like the last movie wrapped everything up very nicely. The movie follows Aurora after becoming Queen of the Moors, trying to create a union between the two kingdoms, and Maleficent, as she attempts to find where she belongs and broker peace in spite of fear. In the start of the movie, it sounded like it was just going to be sort of a re-do of the storyline from the first Maleficent movie, but there were so many twists that they used to make it completely different, and the execution of all of these twists were done in such a way that there was still a lot of shock factor moments, but it didn’t feel forced. Plus, the character development was meaningful and it made sense for the story as well as adding so much more to the movie. I felt that the ending of the movie was a little rushed, however, overall this movie was really good!