You must have loved watching your childhood bedtime story of a sleeping princess being in deep slumber after pricking her finger, and only true affection can save her from it. Yes you guessed it right I’m talking about Maleficent and Angelina Jolie is back at it again being the classic Disney villain in the sequel to the movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which released worldwide mid-October. Maleficent 1, which you can watch on Netflix on Roku via link activation Roku, grossed a whopping $758.5 million worldwide back in the year 2014, four times more than the estimated budget.
Maleficent 2 has a new queen played by Michelle Pfeiffer and shows the bond between Maleficent and Aurora, and their bond is tested after Aurora falls in love with a prince. Before going to watch the movie, read on for everything you need to know and watch the first part of the movie to refresh your memory.
The Cast of Maleficent 2
The main cast of the movie is back for the sequel including Angelina Jolie as Maleficent herself, Elle Fanning as Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval, the ‘evil’ queen’s raven-turned henchman. Also, the two fairies who raised Aurora, Thistewit and Flittle and Knotgrass, played by Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Imelda Staunton respectively. The new cast members include Batman Returns’ actress Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith. Other new characters in the new Maleficent include Igrith’s son Prince Phillip played by Harris Dickinson, male fairy Conall played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Borra, another bitter villain looking to declare war on the humans.
What to expect in Maleficent 2?
The synopsis of the second part tells about Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora are beginning to question the complex family ties that bind them being pulled in different directions by unexpected new allies, and dark new forces around.
What Happens in the Trailer for Maleficent 2?
In the promo, you can see that Prince Philip asks Aurora to marry him and she says yes, although she is warned by Maleficent to not marry him. This leads to an epic fairytale battle putting all of them against Ingrith.
Spoiler alert! Do not read ahead if you don’t want to know about the ending of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
The first trailer shows the meeting of Jolie’s Maleficent and Pfeiffer’s Ingrith as they are celebrating Princess Aurora’s engagement to Prince Philip. Things get sour and ugly between godmother Maleficent and future mother-in-law Ingrith as they strive for Aurora’s affections. Ingrith is shown to be a cold-blooded killer, taking power in the kingdom and waging war with Maleficent, with the help of a colony of dark fairies long in hiding from humans.
She’s on another level of evil that Ingrith has an adorable little light fairy captured and killed as part of a cruel extermination experiment by her henchman Lickspittle. It’s eye-opening horror, at Ronning’s insistence, even if the fairy’s demise is shown as a flower-filled return to nature.
Aurora and Prince Phillip lead a charge to stop the killing of magical fairies by Queen Ingrith. Peace is breaking out like flowers as the evil queen’s dark plans and dark heart are revealed. There’s no final word between Maleficent and Ingrith, but Aurora is successful in finding love for her dark godmother again. The queen is ultimately defeated when Maleficent and Aurora come back together. Ingrith is turned into a goat, complete with pearls, by Maleficent which is the most apt ending to her reign.
Aurora and Phillip get married in an outdoor wedding, with a stunning dress made by Maleficent. The godmother visits to say goodbye to the newlyweds the morning after, and mentions she’ll be returning for “the christening.” So the news comes as a surprise to all of them exclaiming Maleficent knows it all.