Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil isn’t terrible by any means, but it’s certainly not worth seeing in theaters either. This sequel to the 2014 film offers very little to fans. They tried injecting elements of Game Of Thrones in this narrative without making the content remotely compelling. Who cares about a world of fantasy when nothing about that world is compelling enough to get you to buy into your film? I understand the star power of Angelina Jolie, and Elle Fanning seems enough to draw some people in, but at some point, the film has to offer something more. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil is nothing more than a hallow experience.
If there’s one positive that we can say about the film, it’s the production design and costuming. The sets were intricate and far more appealing than anything being said or done on screen. The costuming was exquisite and made use of vibrant colors and detail patterns, genuinely making them the highlight of this slog of a film. Perhaps my biggest issue with the film is how Maleficent is barely in the movie. Why limit the exposure of arguably the biggest draw in the cast? This film falls under the category of one that never should have been made. Unfortunately, it was.