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!.
Five years after the death of King Stefan, Aurora continues to reign as Queen of the Moors while Maleficent serves as its protector. Despite her heroic actions, Maleficent is deemed a villain by the neighboring kingdom of Ulstead, home to Prince Phillip. When Philip asks Aurora to marry him and she accepts, Diaval, having overheard the proposal, relays the news to Maleficent, who warns against the union. Aurora insists she and Phillip will prove her wrong before persuading her to attend an intimate dinner with Philip and his parents, King John and Queen Ingrith. On the night of the dinner, Ingrith attempts to provoke Maleficent by giving her iron silverware, mentioning the sleeping curse she placed on Aurora and openly accusing her of killing two men last seen near the Moors. Maleficent attempts to keep her composure but loses her temper after Ingrith dismisses her relationship with Aurora, seemingly cursing King John into an eternal slumber. She then flees without Aurora, who refuses to believe her claims of innocence, but falls into the ocean after being wounded with an iron bullet fired by Ingrith's servant. At the last minute, a mysterious creature with wings similar to hers saves her life. Maleficent wakes up in a series of underground caverns where she discovers a group of winged and horned fairies of her own kind, among them Conall, their peaceful leader who saved Maleficent, and Borra, a warlike fairy who strives for an open war with humans. Maleficent discovers that she is one of the last Dark Feys, a powerful species of fairies that are almost extinct because of the human oppression. She is also told that her own bloodline ties directly to the Phoenix, an ancient and very powerful ancestor of the Dark Fey, and that is why she wields magic more powerful than the rest of her species. Both Conall and Borra believe that Maleficent is instrumental to end 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 17, 2019 (Germany) and on October 18, 2019 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 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 $185 million, the film grossed over $153 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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