Entertaining but forgettable
I really enjoyed the first maleficent movie, but I was unsure with the concept of a sequel. The entire point of the first film was to be a reimagining of the original sleeping beauty animated film, a concept that worked for me. But a sequel? What else could they do with this? Much like a lot of other sequels released last the answer is not much. Whilst it may be another cash grab from Disney, I still felt like this sequel/remake was infused with much more originality than any other Disney live action released last year. I’d much prefer them make films like this over lifeless rehashes of beloved animated films. But alas that is not to be.
The visuals in this film really took my breath always, the sweeping shots of this bright and broad fantasy land made me immersed in the world. Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer where both great in this movie, and standouts. Also, i swear sonic the hedgehog was in this movie there was a little creature that looked exactly like him. The writing was not so good, and the ending didn’t really make too much sense, but the movie was generally harmless way to pass time. Doesn’t save it from being forgettable though.