Sequels to movies aren’t needed in some cases because they don’t live up to the same standard as the first movie.
This is not exactly the case for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
The dark godmother has to deal with letting her “daughter” Queen Aurora marry her love Prince Phillip, but she does not take it all too well when the mother-in-law Queen Ingrith accuses Maleficent of killing humans for no reason during their meeting dinner.
Maleficent is made to be seen as an overbearing mother who doesn’t approve of her daughter’s future marriage and is still considered evil by humans due to “rumors.”
She doesn’t help her case when both families have dinner together and she flies into a rage because Queen Ingrith tries to impose on the mother role that Maleficent and Aurora have.
The dinner is a disaster when it seems that Maleficent “cursed” the King and Queen Ingrith declares a war between the Moor fairies and humans.
The movie makes up for the over-used “evil mother-in-law” cliche with incredible CGI of fairies and special effects of Maleficent’s power.
We get to see more scenes of the cute, lovable fairies and their comedic ramblings and the fairies even find love with each other.
Of course, the movie drags the plot of domineering mothers throughout the movie until the very end.
The very very end.