New Trailer for Disney’s MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

     March 18, 2014


Disney has released a new full-length trailer for director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming film Maleficent.  The pic tells the story of how the Sleeping Beauty villain became went bad.  Angelina Jolie plays the titular character, a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This trailer offers a much broader view of the film, highlighting the characters played by Sharlto Copley and Elle Fanning, delving a bit deeper into Maleficent’s backstory, and even teasing a giant dragon.  I’m still not crazy about the over-abundance of CGI (it brings to mind the lackluster Jack the Giant Slayer and Snow White and the Huntsman), but the costumes and makeup are excellent and Jolie appears to be having a lot of fun with the lead role.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Sam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

Via Disney.

Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent:

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.


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