Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ★★★

Not as strong as the first film, which isn't really shocking, but still a solid experience. It seems as if the goal of this franchise is tackling issues typically relating to social justice, what with the first film essentially being about trauma resultant from rape. This time our story is a sadly all too topical one: racism. Specifically, it's about bigotry against the fae from the incredibly obvious villain. The story goes about how you'd expect but is still entertaining. If you enjoyed the first one, you'll likely enjoy this one as well.