I usually try to watch the first movies before a sequel, but this time out, I did not do that. I watched Maleficent when it came out in theaters a couple of years ago, and haven’t watched it since then. I didn’t care much for it, but I went to see the sequel, anyway.
Admittedly, it was mostly for Michelle Pfeiffer.
As with the first movie, I didn’t care much for this one.
The story of a queen trying to destroy fairies to gain access to their resources..why? Because of a loveless marriage? Her kingdom did seem to be doing alright without the fairies being allies or destroyed enemies.
It was some nice mix of makeup & CGI for the dark fairies, at least.
And the IMAX format filled the whole screen, wall to wall & floor to ceiling.