Disney remake the classic princess animation movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the visual effects are greatly upgraded, the lens is more human temperature, the first episode of the storybook is lost, and the second episode has a movie atmosphere. Although the story itself is still a bit thin, but a few new scenes are refreshing, with a carefully designed costume design, the overall picture is very beautiful and aura.
Five years ago in Maleficent
, Angelina Jolie starred in the villain character of the villain story, Maleficent, for the first time to meet with the global audience to create a box office. The sequel "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" tells the story of the most horrific family. Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, grew up and accepted the proposal of Prince Phillip (The Darkest Minds
by Harris Dickinson).
Prince Phillip's mother, Queen Ingrith of the human world, heard the good news and invited Aurora and Maleficent to dinner at the palatial castle. However, the dinners that the parents had met for the first time should have been opposite to each other. I don’t know that Queen Ingrith and Maleficent completely tore their faces, and the relationship between Aurora and Maleficent’s mother and daughter also fell to freezing point.
Later, Maleficent embarked on an empty nesting mother's journey to find herself again, and Queen Ingrith's evil conspiracy gradually evolved, eventually turning into a war between humans and elves, challenging both sides to be able to understand each other in the face of dissidents.
The footage of the title of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
sets the grand visual effect of this sequel. Director Joachim Rønning's unique visual sense, in the sequel to extend the first episode of the scene, imaginative expansion of the human and elf world in the first episode, gorgeous and exquisite. For example, Maleficent looks for a hole in the group of the Black Elf, and finds the Black Elves in it. The black elf hole interacts from the scene, the costume, the soundtrack, and the interaction between the characters and the dialogue. It is like a well-designed dance, which is fascinating.
In the sequel, the interaction between several returning characters is more natural, making the movie look more comfortable. In particular, the mother-in-law relationship between Maleficent and Aurora is the most convincing, and the bickering of Maleficent and the personal assistant Crow Diaval (Sam Riley) is a moment of easy and relaxing movie.
Different from the one-sided role setting in the first episode, Maleficent faces the children to grow up and become a family after they grow up. Jolie captures many emotional changes in Maleficent's heart and injects more humanity into this non-human character. I believe it will resonate with many parents.
The Aurora character set is the positive energy that unites love and care, and Elle Fanning exudes such a fairy princess in the film. It is a pity that the limited role depth of Fanning's performance, to the film's most intense nap scene, only to see her acting skills to break free and stand out.
Speaking of the end of the film, I really can't help but mention how the last fight scene of the movie is chilling. Ingrith, the bad queen who took the son's wedding revenge, the revenge motive and the background story are superficial, and the narrative way is also low in character. It seems that the creative energy is all in the scene of the extermination of the elves. The scene of the war was not seen, but the film took most of the time to let the audience love the fantasy creatures of the Elven Kingdom. In the end, they used the cold-blood killing techniques like killing to kill them. People suddenly forgot that this is actually suitable for Disney children. the film.
The emotional entanglement between the male characters of Maleficent, Aurora and Queen Ingrith is the focus of the story of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
. But the monotony of the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
plot and narrative style may make the audience a bit of a play. But it can't be denied that the sequel is a fascinating world of elves, creating a visual feast.