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(2019) (Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning) (PG)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy

Fantasy: When a goodhearted, young princess wants to marry a prince and peacefully unite their two kingdoms, the prince's mother schemes to stop them, framing the princess' notorious godmother in the process.
The goodhearted Princess Aurora (ELLE FANNING) agrees to marry her long-time love, Prince Philip (HARRIS DICKINSON), in a union that will peacefully unite their two kingdoms. But first they must tell their respective families. Aurora meets considerable resistance from the godmother who raised her, the powerful Maleficent (ANGELINA JOLIE). Philip, meanwhile, gets the blessing of his father, King John (ROBERT LINDSAY), and mother, Queen Ingrith (MICHELLE PFEIFFER).

But Ingrith only pretends to bless the union. At a palace dinner, she provokes Maleficent by telling her that Aurora will finally have a "real mother" and a "real family." When Maleficent flashes her considerable powers, Ingrith seizes the opportunity to incapacitate King John and blame it on one of Maleficent's spells. Maleficent and her faithful assistant, Diaval (SAM RILEY), are cast out, and Ingrith takes control of the kingdom vowing to wage war against Maleficent and her kind, who have been hiding for years after being hunted to the brink of extinction.

It's up to Aurora to unravel Ingrith's lies and deceits, including secretly employing a scientist named Lickspittle (WARWICK DAVIS), who is building an arsenal of weapons from seized fairy dust. Aurora has the support of her three fairy aunties Knotgrass (IMELDA STAUNTON), Flittle (LESLEY MANVILLE), and Thistlewit (JUNO TEMPLE), but is otherwise surrounded by treachery. A severely wounded Maleficent, meanwhile, is taken to a secret cave where her kind have survived in hiding. She must eventually choose between the group's peace-loving leader, Conall (CHIWETEL EJIOFOR), and his war-mongering right hand, Borra (ED SKREIN).

Elementary school kids who have grown up watching the first film on Blu-Ray or On-Demand will definitely have interest, as will tweens and young teens who were single digits when the first film came out in 2014.
For intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images.

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