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Latest Maleficent Trailer Appears Online
'There is an evil in this world...'

21 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Disney

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The first teaser trailer for Disney’s alternative take on the Sleeping Beauty legend, Maleficent, went online in November, so it must be time for another one. Now it has come to pass, with a new promo that hints at how this film will tell another side to the fairy tale. 

This story sees Jolie's Maleficent grow up in an idyllic forest, only to see it ravaged by an invading army and be betrayed by those closest to her, which poisons her heart. Out for revenge, she curses the baby daughter of the invading king - but as the child grows up (into Elle Fanning) she realises that the youngster may be the key to peace between the kingdoms.

Blending shots of the Mouse House’s 1959 take on the tale with footage from Maleficent (plus an additional section that essentially replays the original trailer’s meeting between Fanning’s Aurora and Jolie’s black-clad sorceress), this gives an even clearer look at the star in all her horned glory.

With Robert Stromberg directing and Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple. Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley, Lesley Manville, Kenneth Cranham and Jolie’s daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Maleficent is out on May 30. 


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RE: Money talks, apparently.
L: ericcoyle There is some one on this talk back who thinks box office receipts equals quality of film? Transformers 1 and 2? Titanic? Smaug ( that one actually made me angry, a terrible dumbing down of a great story from someone who I used to respect as a film maker)? It is unfair to criticise without seeing the end product but on the other hand some of us are fed up with being so desperately disappointed. ence my point though... you can't call a movie a failure, or judge it as such be More

Posted by GrizBe at 13:03 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

Money talks, apparently.
There is some one on this talk back who thinks box office receipts equals quality of film? Transformers 1 and 2? Titanic? Smaug ( that one actually made me angry, a terrible dumbing down of a great story from someone who I used to respect as a film maker)? It is unfair to criticise without seeing the end product but on the other hand some of us are fed up with being so desperately disappointed. More

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RE: Solid family picture
L: Oroborous On the other hand, this film looks utterly generic, overly digital and cinematically dull; with nothing to differentiate it from other failed films like the recent Oz, Alice in Wonderland or The Desolation of Smaug. ahahaha... omg. Sorry but this is all I need to look at to know your just trolling here. Oz more then doubled it's budget in takings and has a sequel in the works. Hardly a failed film. Alice in Wonderland has made over $1billion, and also has a sequel, an More

Posted by GrizBe at 16:30 on 21 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Solid family picture
L: GrizBe It bet these same people hate the Cumberbatch Sherlock for being a pointless retelling of old stories, or the Abrams Star Trek for being devoid of new ideas. erhaps in future it would be best for you to initiate some kind of thought process before implying an absolute knowledge of other people's tastes, it may save you from appearing to be foolish. You seem to misunderstand the difference between retelling a story and a lack of imagination and effort in that retelling. The exa More

Posted by Oroborous at 15:19 on 21 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Solid family picture
The more I see of this, the more I want to see it. It looks wonderfully dark while being a great Disney movie at the same time. As for an 'ill conceived retelling'. Its not. Its a tale from a different perspective. Clearly some people aren't intelligent enough to realise that and would rather belittle 'the lack of imagination in modern hollywood' then see it for the new take on an old classic that it is. It bet these same people hate the Cumberbatch Sherlock for being a pointless rete More

Posted by GrizBe at 13:31 on 21 January 2014 | Report This Post

Solid family picture
The actors are game, the world looks wondrous instead of artificial and the special efffects seem impressive. Why the hate? More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 12:54 on 21 January 2014 | Report This Post

Why?
This looks about as worthwhile as Oz the Great and Powerful. What possible benefit is there in making pointless, ill concieved retellings of stories if they aren't going to be infused with any tangible effort, imagination or dignity but instead are manifested in the most generic manner imaginable? Sure, lure in audiences through fondness of the original cartoon, make some money in doing so, have them leave the cinema feeling insulted by the price they just paid to sit in a lifeless void; a grey, More

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