Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent and with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley and many more returning to portray their iconic characters.
This sequels tells a different story from the Sleeping Beauty story we know and tells a different story from the fairy tale classic.
Adopting a more dark fantasy approach to the tale we all know so well already. Five years after the first film, Maleficent’s peaceful life is thrown into disarray when a prince comes to marry Princess Aurora, whose mother is planning to use the wedding to divide the humans and fairies, with the Princess and Maleficent on opposite sides of a growing war.
Fans of the original will certainly find something to enjoy here, and with enough time for you to still watch the original to get up to speed now.
Rating: ****
> Mark Goddard