On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, “Maleficient” Mistress of Evil” is a sumptuous 7. “At the end of the day, if there’s one word I want this movie to be about, it’s kindness,” declares director Ronning.
On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, “Angel Has Fallen” is a forgettable 5, except for its Eisenhower-era warning about America’s never-ending wars and reliance on mercenaries…i.e.: the military/industrial complex.
Producer Guillermo del Toto (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) has created a socially conscious, surprisingly grim, ‘gateway horror’ anthology that’s PG-13, geared toward younger viewers, connecting Alvin Schwartz’s tales, grotesquely illustrated by Stephen Grammell, revolving around six teenagers in 1968, just before Richard Nixon’s election.