On October 18, go beyond the fairy tale.
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Gyasi, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson
|Screenplay||Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Linda Woolverton|
|Editing||Laura Jennings, Craig Wood|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, Auro 11.1, 12-Track Digital Sound|
|Produced by||Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures|
|Violence||The material contains frequent, unrealistic, fantastical and magical violence, of low to mild impact with no noticeable effects such as blood-letting. The violence used by the fairies is magical, making use of superpowers and the violence used by humans involves weapons like bows and arrows but with magical ammunition which shows a pink colour when they hit the target.|
|Prejudice||Infrequent, low impact Prejudice, the folk of the Moors and Alstead fighting each other because of their differences, with positive outcomes of restoration, peace, unity and harmony in the two kingdoms.|
|Comments||A fantasy theme based on two separate kingdoms fighting each other because of their differences, but can only be united through one brave girl who believes in hope. The themes are light-hearted, fantastical and adventurous complex themes of an evil, power-hungry queen, rivalry and betrayal, lies and deceit by queen Ingrith’s plan to destroy the fairy world, war, manipulation which are mitigated by the positive themes of honesty, loyalty, King John’s quest to bring peace and harmony and unite the two kingdoms, motherhood, restoration, the phoenix rising and good overcoming evil. Set within the context of a fairy tale fantasy, with a low sense of threat and menace that may be confusing and upsetting to viewers younger than 7 years, there are positive outcomes of good triumphing over evil and a celebration of love.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|PG: Parental Guidance Suggested||Rated PG for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images.|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|PG: Parental Guidance (General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children)||Threat and horror, Violence|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Tomatometer While it’s far from cursed, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil too rarely supports its impressive cast and visuals with enough magical storytelling to justify its existence.
Sandie Angulo Chen Powerful queens go to war in intense, dark fantasy sequel.
Average .. 48%