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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

Fair use from Disney. Maleficent uses her powers to threaten Queen Ingris in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The sequel to the live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, titled Maleficent, takes place after the events of the first movie and is told from Maleficent and Aurora's perspectives.

Samantha Klepfer

November 12, 2019

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” takes a good premise with fantastic actors and wastes them on a poorly thought out plot. The movie has all of the essentials for an enjoyable movie at minimum, but is poorly hashed out and riddled with inconsistencies. The set design was absolutely breathtaking. ...

Review: Disney live action adaptation leaves audiences satisfied

Review: Disney live action adaptation leaves audiences satisfied

Sam Birnberg

April 6, 2017

A live action remake of the classic Disney story, “Beauty and the Beast” demonstrates the power of true love as the beastly prince must win the affection of the imprisoned Belle before his curse becomes final. Director Bill Condon delivers a faithful retelling of the original animated film. Fr...

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