Ok, three Maleficent teasers or trailers in two days is enough. I’m convinced! I’m in! You had me at DRAGON! Full synopsis after the break and Maleficent opens wide on May 30, 2014.
From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Opening in theaters on May 30, 2014, the action adventure stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
- Disney’s MALEFICENT Teaser Trailer (geektyrant.com)
- Disney Releases First Trailer For “Maleficent” (miami.cbslocal.com)
6 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Maleficent Trailer #3 (2014)”
Oh my God. This looks GOOD. And I mean REALLY good. I wasn’t really looking forward to this that much. I thought it was going to be a watered-down imitation of Wicked. I stand corrected. In fact, I now think there is a possibility that they might be taking the exact right message away from Wicked: just because the reimagined protagonist/anti-heroine is sympathetic, she need not lose her edge.
Im so stoked. These trailers have eased almost every concern I had
Now we know she actually has horns. It isn’t just a headdress.
I didn’t know she had wings or was a faerie. I’m seeing a lot of motivation for darkness here and I’m loving it.
I still don’t think this will be as dark or adult as you hope. At the end of the day, it’s still only rated PG. But my childhood memories of watching Sleeping Beauty and listening to the soundtrack, combined with Jolie as the star and this latest coming attraction, make me think Maleficent will at least have an amazing look and really good acting. It’s so great to see Jolie in an iconic role that is consummate with her talent. Right now this film is right up there with Noah, Jupiter Ascending, and even The Zero Theorem in my anticipation book for 2014.
Sorry, part of that came out wrong. The fact that Sleeping Beauty has held a special place in my heart since childhood has nothing to do with whether I think Maleficent will be any good. It just makes me hopeful.