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First trailer for Disney's Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

11.13.2013

As promised yesterday, the teaser trailer for MALEFICENT has been released online on the Facebook page for the film. It is a teaser, so the trailer isn't that long, but it does give us a decent look at Angelina Jolie as the iconic Disney villain.

"Don't be afraid."

Synopsis:

"MALEFICENT is 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."

Am I sold on MALEFICENT? No, but I wasn't that high on similar films like OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, and Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND either. I'm sure there are people that can't wait to see this, and Angelina Jolie will probably be a fantastic Maleficent, but I'm just not that excited for MALEFICENT. The teaser really didn't do too much for me, however a great full trailer could change my mind.

MALEFICENT will hit theaters on May 30th, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: MALEFICENT is Robert Stromberg's directing debut, but he did win two Oscars for "Best Art Direction" with his work on AVATAR and ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

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9:59AM on 11/14/2013
The problems with movies like this is that they are still kids movies. If you are going to make a live action movie like this make it real not some slightly startling tween movie. It will only make me laugh as she tries to be soooo evil yet stay within the G rating. But hey that's Disney.

Reminds me of the South Park episode.....I was so...startled! it was terrible.
The problems with movies like this is that they are still kids movies. If you are going to make a live action movie like this make it real not some slightly startling tween movie. It will only make me laugh as she tries to be soooo evil yet stay within the G rating. But hey that's Disney.

Reminds me of the South Park episode.....I was so...startled! it was terrible.
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10:25PM on 11/13/2013

Angelina Jolie is going to kill in this role,

I just hope the rest of the film measures up. Looking good so far.
I just hope the rest of the film measures up. Looking good so far.
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9:19PM on 11/13/2013
This really makes me want to watch Legend tonight
This really makes me want to watch Legend tonight
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7:29PM on 11/13/2013
Yes please!
Yes please!
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7:27PM on 11/13/2013

Finally

It feels like this movie has been in the works for at least 4 or 5 years. I am so happy we're finally seeing some progress, and this trailer was great. This looks like a fantastic movie so far. It looks like it's taking cues of Snow White and the Huntsman as well as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, which I am not the biggest fan of... but so far it looks like they're doing well with what they have!

And Angelina Jolie is perfectly cast. Amazing!
It feels like this movie has been in the works for at least 4 or 5 years. I am so happy we're finally seeing some progress, and this trailer was great. This looks like a fantastic movie so far. It looks like it's taking cues of Snow White and the Huntsman as well as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, which I am not the biggest fan of... but so far it looks like they're doing well with what they have!

And Angelina Jolie is perfectly cast. Amazing!
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4:12PM on 11/13/2013

PERFECT Casting

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is probably the most perfect casting ever in movie history. She's gonna be SO BAD-ASS and AWESOME in this movie. I can't wait to see this!
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is probably the most perfect casting ever in movie history. She's gonna be SO BAD-ASS and AWESOME in this movie. I can't wait to see this!
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3:48PM on 11/13/2013
Too little to judge yet, but man, did she nail the voice and laugh! Hope that's consistent.
Too little to judge yet, but man, did she nail the voice and laugh! Hope that's consistent.
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3:10PM on 11/13/2013
Looks great, and exactly how often does a villian get their own film as a lead character? Nice change of pace.
Looks great, and exactly how often does a villian get their own film as a lead character? Nice change of pace.
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2:31PM on 11/13/2013

Not looking too good.

I like how she looks and really enjoy Angelina Jolie, but really this is just this years OZ. It will be a huge disappointment and even kids will find it boring. What about that trailer was supposed to appeal to kids or even adults?
I like how she looks and really enjoy Angelina Jolie, but really this is just this years OZ. It will be a huge disappointment and even kids will find it boring. What about that trailer was supposed to appeal to kids or even adults?
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3:51PM on 11/13/2013
What looks bad about it? The trailer was obviously not intended to give away any plot points or anything, it is a teaser to the wicked witch, her look and her power - that is it. Looked good and I for one am looking forward to an actual trailer.
What looks bad about it? The trailer was obviously not intended to give away any plot points or anything, it is a teaser to the wicked witch, her look and her power - that is it. Looked good and I for one am looking forward to an actual trailer.
10:00AM on 11/14/2013
Give away plot points ROFL that's like saying keep the story of the three little pig remake a secret! Well I guess if you are under 10 and have bad parents you don't know the plot.
Give away plot points ROFL that's like saying keep the story of the three little pig remake a secret! Well I guess if you are under 10 and have bad parents you don't know the plot.
2:11PM on 11/13/2013
I hope this is a huge hit next year. I am really rooting for Angelina Jolie. After all she has been through, it would be great to see he have a hit film.
I hope this is a huge hit next year. I am really rooting for Angelina Jolie. After all she has been through, it would be great to see he have a hit film.
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1:26PM on 11/13/2013
I'm actually very impressed with this. I'm glad it isn't something whacky like OZ and Alice in Wonderland.
I'm actually very impressed with this. I'm glad it isn't something whacky like OZ and Alice in Wonderland.
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12:55PM on 11/13/2013
I can really see myself enjoying this movie. I just really like fantasy films.
I can really see myself enjoying this movie. I just really like fantasy films.
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12:31PM on 11/13/2013

I thought it was decent but....

I especially like the beginning where it moves away from Disney's Magic Kingdom to where she lives (I suppose..) Thought it was poetic. Sorta.
I especially like the beginning where it moves away from Disney's Magic Kingdom to where she lives (I suppose..) Thought it was poetic. Sorta.
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12:26PM on 11/13/2013

Finally!

Maleficent has come up with the ultimate solution to"YOU KIDS STAY OFF OF MY LAWN".
Maleficent has come up with the ultimate solution to"YOU KIDS STAY OFF OF MY LAWN".
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11:09AM on 11/13/2013
Looks good, but why does every person in a fantasy move have an accent?
Looks good, but why does every person in a fantasy move have an accent?
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11:02AM on 11/13/2013

She kinda

eerily looks like Michelle Pfeiffer.
eerily looks like Michelle Pfeiffer.
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6:48AM on 11/14/2013
Pfeiffer has repeatedly proven she plays a fantastic evil witch and hopefully Ange will follow in those footsteps.
Pfeiffer has repeatedly proven she plays a fantastic evil witch and hopefully Ange will follow in those footsteps.
10:56AM on 11/13/2013

Hmmm

That plot description makes her sound like Darth Vader haha.,.."There's still good in him."
That plot description makes her sound like Darth Vader haha.,.."There's still good in him."
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10:49AM on 11/13/2013

Looks fucking awesome.

Unlike most people... I really like how Hollywood is remaking fairy tales with a darker tone (Alice, Snow White, hansel& gretal, Oz) and I think this one looks great. I really like Angliena Jolie for the part. Can't wait!
Unlike most people... I really like how Hollywood is remaking fairy tales with a darker tone (Alice, Snow White, hansel& gretal, Oz) and I think this one looks great. I really like Angliena Jolie for the part. Can't wait!
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10:25AM on 11/13/2013
Come out, I wanna be afraid. :)
Come out, I wanna be afraid. :)
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10:16AM on 11/13/2013

Ehhhh

I'll give it points for not looking as totally batty as OZ or Alice in Wonderland. Maybe they heard some of the criticism and are reigning it in a little bit. At least I could visually process what it was I was looking at.
Having an 8 year-old daughter, I'm sure I'll be stuck watching this whether I want to or not.
I'll give it points for not looking as totally batty as OZ or Alice in Wonderland. Maybe they heard some of the criticism and are reigning it in a little bit. At least I could visually process what it was I was looking at.
Having an 8 year-old daughter, I'm sure I'll be stuck watching this whether I want to or not.
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10:03AM on 11/13/2013
I like the style this has, there's the danger of it being synthetic-looking as with Alice in Wonderland or Oz: The Great and Powerful so I hope it still feels tactile. The aesthetic seems halfway between Tim Burton and Guillermo del Toro, which does sound appealing. There's been a history of production designers directing some pretty bad films (Joe Alves with Jaws 3, Bo Welch with The Cat in the Hat) so I hope Robert Stromberg breaks that trend. I think Angelina will eat this role up and
I like the style this has, there's the danger of it being synthetic-looking as with Alice in Wonderland or Oz: The Great and Powerful so I hope it still feels tactile. The aesthetic seems halfway between Tim Burton and Guillermo del Toro, which does sound appealing. There's been a history of production designers directing some pretty bad films (Joe Alves with Jaws 3, Bo Welch with The Cat in the Hat) so I hope Robert Stromberg breaks that trend. I think Angelina will eat this role up and totally kill it.
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10:00AM on 11/13/2013
Wow, such a dark and seductive look for Angelina. Her eyes alone are menacing enough.
Wow, such a dark and seductive look for Angelina. Her eyes alone are menacing enough.
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