Hi everyone , back again with another movie trailer – Maleficent. Due for release in the UK on the 28th May in both 3D and IMAX , Maleficent features Angelina Jolie as the lead. The first time I saw the trailer I was eager to see the film but I’m not sure if that was because of the trailer or the eerie atmosphere created by Lana Del Rey’s rendition of Once Upon A Dream. However upon the release of the latest trailer all doubts vanished. Maleficent has always been one of my favorite Disney Villains, even becoming my nickname when I used to play roller derby years ago – a play on the Mal in my real name.
So I’m looking forward to see how Disney adapts the character to fit such a prominent role. Angelina Jolie looks amazing as Maleficent and from the snippet of acting we see in the trailer she seems to portray her character well. The movie tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from Maleficent’s prospective, revealing events that made her heart cold and drove her to curse baby Aurora. The new trailer is more in depth showing Maleficent casting the spell on Princess Aurora that will cast her into her infamous sleep upon reaching her 16th birthday. Then revealing Angelina’s transformation into her fire breathing dragon alter ego, unveiling a set of very impressive set of inky black wings as she unleashes a torrent of havoc on Princess Auroras court. It also highlights an interesting twist focusing on Maleficent relationship with Aurora – is it love, or hate? Leaving one to think there is much more to Maleficent than meets the eye.
Another cool thing about this movie is that the young Aurora is played by Angelina’s 6 year old daughter Vivenne Jolie-Pitt and Zahara and Pax also feature as extras in a small scene. Maleficent is visually amazing but it would be as its produced by Disney! It also promises quite an in depth story. I’ll definitely be writing a full review on this movie after its release! If you haven’t had a chance to see the new trailer check out the footage below :).