Maleficent Or Malefident?

The poster for Maleficent Mistress of Evil.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The poster for Maleficent Mistress of Evil.

Tayla Martin, Staff Writer

Disney’s new movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is finally here! As someone who loved the 2014 Maleficent, I was very excited to see this well-awaited sequel along with many other people around the world. 

How would you feel if your “daughter” got engaged to a man you don’t approve of and then find out her new mother-in-law is actually a monster-in-law? Well take it from Maleficent, it’s not fun. 

As soon as the movie hit theaters on October 18, 2019, I was buying my ticket. I really enjoyed the movie and can’t wait to see it again; however, I wouldn’t say that it is as PG as critics would like viewers to think. 

This marketed PG kids movie was a little less than graphic. The movie contained multiple deaths and battle scenes that could be viewed as inappropriate for children under the age of thirteen. 

More teens went to see this movie than families with small children. “I went and saw this movie and I really liked it, but it is definitely more dark than I expected it to be,” Hannah Steadham, seventeen-year-old teen who went to see the movie, explained. 

We see fairies being kidnapped and used for experimental testing. There are many battles between the humans and moors, the magical creatures. There are multiple cases of not only attempted murder but actual murder as well. 

Disney doesn’t let the darkness be the only thing to shine though. We are introduced to a new character, Pinto, that the watcher is sure to fall in love with immediately. She brings much needed humor to lighten the mood of the movie.

The movie is a roller coaster of emotions. The audience goes from being sad, to happy, to scared, to surprised. Disney did very well with keeping audiences on their toes this time around. 

There are many huge surprises in store for anyone who watches the movie and many tears to be spilled, both happy and sad. If anyone is  on the fence about watching this movie, go ahead of jump down. The movie is definitely worth the money.