One, short final trailer for Disney’s Maleficent, which will arrive in theaters three weeks from today. I have high hopes for this film, having come full circle from thinking it was nearly the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas at its announcement. Good or bad, I believe this is the role that will define Angelina Jolie’s career. From everything I’ve seen, she’s absolutely owned it and embodied Disney’s greatest villain. 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.