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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

also known as “Maleficent 2,” “Czarownica 2,” “Demóna: A sötétség úrnője,” “Grdana: Gospodarica Zla,” “Maléfica: Dueña del Mal,” “Maléfica: Maestra del mal,” “Maléfica: Mestre do Mal,” See more »
MPAA Rating: PG-Rating (MPAA) for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Charity Bishop by opening weekend

not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young-Adults • Teens
Genre:
Dark-Fantasy
Length:
1 hr. 58 min.
Year of Release:
2019
USA Release:
October 18, 2019 (wide—3,700+ theaters)
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Relevant Issues
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Modern revisionist fairytales

The inclusion of the DARK FEY “eco‐warriors,” a band of dark winged-creatures with horns similar to Maleficent who are connected to nature and the environment, are determined to protect it, and are “fearless, heroic and kind… advocates of peace” who provide the princess with protection and hope

A character purposely causes DIVISION among different races

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Actor Sam Riley, who plays the shape-shifting raven, explained that “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” presents “important messages…about tolerance, acceptance, openness and friendship between races or species…”

RACISM—What are the consequences of racial prejudice and false beliefs about the origin of races? Answer

The film depicts hatred between man and “fairies.”

Strong emotions

It is said that strong HUMAN EMOTIONS play a big part in this film.

Given the sinful nature of humans, in what ways can our strong emotions be dangerous and lead us down wrong paths in life and into sins—especially those of young people?

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The idea of having a trusted “dark fairy godmother” (Maleficent)

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Learn about real LIGHT and DARKNESS in our world, the way God sees it

The Bible warns that Satan masquerades as an “angel of light” to deceive humans, and that the evil false teachers he inspires similarly masquerade as good people (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

Why does Satan frequently attempt to confuse people about the true nature of darkness and light?

As Maleficent, Jolie wears tight BLACK garb in her portrayal of her somewhat good and misunderstood character—an antihero of sorts

Liberal filmmakers today frequently present viewers with antiheroes. Why?

Evil Queen Ingrith wears WHITE in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

In the early days of cinema, the GOOD GUYS often wore white hats, and the BAD GUY wore black. What is the message or psychology of Hollywood’s more recent reversal of this identification, frequently using white to identify all the bad people?

Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Peacekeepers in “The Hunger Games”
[More examples of VILLAINS IN WHITE]


Use of fantasy magic in films

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Occult & Satanic images in films

What is the Occult? Answer

THE OCCULT—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

Who is SATAN? How is he the enemy of God and all people? Answer

Is Satan A REAL PERSON that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer

SATAN’S STRATEGY—What is one of Satan’s most successful strategies in dealing with followers of Christ? Answer

What are DEVILS and DEMONS in the Bible

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Royalty

ROYALTY of the Bible, both the good and the corrupt: kings / queens / princes

Compare: The Kingdom of God—What, when and where is it? Answer

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Featuring: Angelina JolieMaleficent
Elle FanningPrincess Aurora
Harris DickinsonPrince Phillip, crown prince of Ulstead and son of King John and Queen Ingrith
Michelle PfeifferQueen Ingrith
Robert LindsayKing John
Imelda StauntonKnotgrass
Juno TempleThistlewit
David GyasiPercival
Ed SkreinBorra
Chiwetel EjioforConall, a dark fey
Sam RileyDiaval, a raven who changes into human form
Lesley ManvilleFlittle
Warwick DavisLickspittle
Kae AlexanderIni (desert)
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Director: Joachim Rønning
Producer: Roth Films
Walt Disney Pictures
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Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
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Maleficent 2. Photo © Disney.

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. 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 family.

The dark fairy Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) protects the magical creatures of the Moors. Enigmatic and reviled, yet deliciously wicked, she has grown to love the princess she cursed to sleep forever. The princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is now Queen of the Moors, a position bestowed on her by her godmother [Maleficent ], and is set to wed Prince Phillip. Embodying goodness, kindness and compassion, Aurora’s love for her godmother is unconditional, and it is her pure heart and desire to do good which gives her the strength to face evil.

Queen of Ulstead and Aurora’s future mother-in-law, Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) is wicked, cunning and selfish. A worthy adversary to the dark fairy Maleficent, she has an evil plan to divide humans and fairies forever.”

Prequel: “Maleficent” (2014)

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.


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