Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American dark fantasy adventure film directed by Joachim Rønning.
Walt Disney Studios on Monday, July 08, 2019 released the trailer:
Official Trailer: Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - In Theaters October 18!.
In the five years since King Stefan's death, Aurora has reigned as Queen of the Moors and Maleficent as its protector. Despite her service, the neighboring kingdom of Ulstead, home to Prince Phillip, deems Maleficent a villain. Diaval, Maleficent's raven and confidant, overhears Phillip proposing to Aurora. When he relays this to Maleficent, she advises Aurora against the union, though Aurora insists she will be proven wrong. Phillip's parents, King John and Queen Ingrith, host an intimate dinner. Maleficent maintains her composure after Ingrith tauntingly mentions the sleeping curse once placed on Aurora, and recalls King Stefan's death. She openly claims Maleficent killed two human fairy poachers last seen near the Moors. When Ingrith dismisses Maleficent's maternal bond with Aurora, Maleficent reacts angrily and seemingly curses King John, who suddenly falls into a deep slumber. Maleficent proclaims she did not curse him, though Aurora disbelieves her. Phillip urges his mother to try and awaken the King with a kiss. The Queen resists, and her weak attempt fails because she does not love King John. As Maleficent flees the castle, the Queen's servant, Gerda, shoots Maleficent with an iron bullet. Wounded, Maleficent falls into the ocean and is rescued by a mysterious winged creature. She awakens in an underground cavern where fairies like herself have been in hiding. Among them is Conall, their peaceful leader who saved Maleficent, and Borra, a warlike fairy who favors open conflict with humans. Maleficent is among the last creatures known as Dark Fae, powerful fairies forced into hiding and nearly driven extinct by human oppression. She is also the last descendant from the Phoenix, an ancient and powerful Dark Fae ancestor. Because Maleficent's magic is so powerful, Conall and Borra believe she is instrumental in ending the conflict with humans, either by peace or war.
Principal photography began on May 29, 2018, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.
The film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was scheduled to be released on October 16, 2019 (France), on October 17, 2019 (Germany, Italy) and on October 18, 2019 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Studios Japan and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).
The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $157 - $185 million, the film grossed over $434.2 million.
The film had received a "PG" rating.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil got average rating from critics.
Official website: movies.disney.com/maleficent-mistress-of-evil
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