Disney Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has been released on digital with the 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release set for January 14th. The movie is the sequel to Disney’s 2014 hit Maleficent and stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as her goddaughter Aurora. Diva and I did a mother/daughter date and enjoyed this installment even more than the first film.
About Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil carries on the story of Disney’s most iconic villain. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration as the wedding serves to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. But, when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be a family.
The story of Disney’s most iconic villain continues in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie. After sharing many happy years together, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the tangled ties that bind them as they are torn apart by Aurora’s upcoming wedding, unexpected allies and new forces at play. But their love proves strong, and “the happily ever after is pure magic” (Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly).
Our Personal Thoughts
We watched Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with no expectations. Many were on the fence saying a sequel was not needed and others couldn’t wait for the next film. I for one, am glad Disney gave us the next chapter to this fairytale.
We pick up 5 years later with Aurora as the queen of the Moors, and believes she has found love with Prince Phillip. Of course Maleficent is not happy with the upcoming union and her feelings are not unwarranted. For Philip’s mom, Queen Ingrith proves to be more evil than Maleficent.
I really enjoyed learning more about the Fey, the type of fairy Maleficent is and how there are more like her. We learn about their origins and why we didn’t see more of them in the first film. We also get to understand and see Maleficent’s true power. Yes, her powers are even stronger than you thought!
The visual delights of this film are stunning. The details of the costumes and even the scenery are breathtaking.
There is a big battle scene and as in many Disney films, there is death. When we saw Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in theaters, the family sitting next to us had to bring their child out due to her crying. She was young and looked to be about 5 years old. I wouldn’t recommend kids under 7 or those who tend to be sensitive. While not graphic there are lives lost.
Overall, I believe Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a movie the entire family will enjoy with something for everyone.
Disney Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Bonus features include*:
Lickspittle – Fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis considers how every aspect of the film’s design inspired his tragic character.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:
- The Queen Comforts Aurora – Queen Ingrith takes advantage of Aurora’s fragile state to gain her confidence and accelerate the wedding plans.
- Philip and Aurora Dance – Aurora struggles to gain Queen Ingrith’s approval when she realizes how she is viewed among the aristocracy.
- Origins of the Fey – Angelina Jolie discusses Maleficent’s lore, her newly discovered origins, and the diversity of the cast who portray the Fey.
- Aurora’s Wedding – Elle Fanning gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding; plus, hear from some special guests as they give their best to the bride and groom.
- If You Had Wings – Get a glimpse of the elaborate visual effects that allow the Fey to take to the skies.
- “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” VFX Reel – Discover how a perfect blend of practical and visual effects was used to create the stunning landscapes in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
- Outtakes – Uncooperative cats, a serious case of the giggles and even the “floss dance” found their way into Ulstead.
“You Can’t Stop The Girl” – Music video performed by Bebe Rexha
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Activity Sheets
Make it a family fun night with pizza, popcorn, or try the recipe of Evil Pie Pops. Other activities include Spot the Difference, Maze, Coloring Sheets, Make You Own Flower Crown, and Party Crackers.
Just click on the link here for MALEFICENT ACTIVITY SHEETS and print how many of each you need.
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