All dressed and sitting in a room filled with its cast and people dressed up as Maleficent for its world premiere, I watched Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. I had watched Maleficent and enjoyed it (much to my surprise) so I was intrigued by what else they had in store for her character.
Although I was intrigued, I wasn’t sure that we needed a part 2 for this story and while I still don’t think we did, I did enjoy the film. There was action, a sprinkle of romance and a whole lot of heart. The love of a mother for her child is the heartbeat of this movie and is what pushes Maleficent to be the way she is, even if she doesn’t always go about it the right way.
The movie was a good reminder for us parents that although we may have the best of intentions, the way we go about handling situations with our children has consequences. Had I been watching it with my kids, I would hope that they would recognize the bond between parent and child and just how strong that can be.
So is it good for the kiddos? There are some scenes that are a bit violent (more than I think they needed to be) and there is a ton of death. So, when it comes to letting you kiddos watch it, that would be up to whether or not you think they can handle a big amount of it.
My Maleficent: Mistress of Evil World Premiere Experience is also up on the blog and you can check out my conversation with Booboo Stewart.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is in theaters on October 18th.
More about Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.