Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (out Oct 17) is a weak follow up to the 2014 original.  Michelle Pfeiffer plays the villain this time around but she’s all bluster and no depth.  Why couldn’t they give her a more intriguing backstory?  Angelina Jolie remains the “pick of the bunch” as Maleficent but that’s largely because she’s the only character required to make tough choices and hence, the most interesting.  Grade: C.