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

Jan. 27, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

I said I wasn't sold on Disney's MALEFICENT when the first trailer was released a couple of months ago, but I also said another trailer could change my mind. Well, a new trailer has been released, and while I do think it's better than the first one, I'm still not that excited for the upcoming movie. Visually it looks great, but something feels just a little bit off in these two trailers. But hey, that's just my opinion, and maybe I'll be wrong about Disney's new film.

The new trailer does have some new footage, including a glimpse at Sharlto Copley's King Stefan, and some cool looking tree creatures. It also features singer Lana Del Rey's new version of the classic song "One Upon a Dream" from the original animated Disney movie. Some may hate this cover, but I actually kind of like it.

"Well, well..."

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."

MALEFICENT starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Twaites, and Juno Temple, and directed by Robert Stromberg will be released on May 30th, 2014.

Source: JoBlo.com

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3:53PM on 01/28/2014

This looks like a real letdown.

The teaser trailer from a few months back was great. It looked foreboding and Angelina Jolie looked to completely own as Maleficent.

Unfortunately this trailer does not make me very hopeful of this being a great movie. I hate to say this because I know I'm in the minority and will be attacked to Hell and back, but I think Angelina Jolie, while she looks the part, doesn't really own the part. She looks great in stills and those short snippets we've seen, but when she is talking and moving,
The teaser trailer from a few months back was great. It looked foreboding and Angelina Jolie looked to completely own as Maleficent.

Unfortunately this trailer does not make me very hopeful of this being a great movie. I hate to say this because I know I'm in the minority and will be attacked to Hell and back, but I think Angelina Jolie, while she looks the part, doesn't really own the part. She looks great in stills and those short snippets we've seen, but when she is talking and moving, she lacks the Maleficent feel completely. It feels like she got into costume but didn't dedicate herself to the character as much as she should have, which is a shame.

The rest of the movie has a very Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland vibe... that is to say, they're taking a story that shouldn't feel like an action epic and turning it into something that is way more epic than it deserves to be. CG fights left and right, CG monsters, battles, horse chases... this is not what Sleeping Beauty is about nor do I think a movie centering on Maleficent should be about that either. I guess it's a smart thing they called this Maleficent as opposed to Sleeping Beauty, though.

I don't know. I'm not feeling this trailer. It feels off in so many ways.
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2:49PM on 01/28/2014

Best trailer yet!

I am not a fan of Del Rey, but she really owns with this version and the trailer gets a nice creepy feeling because of it!
I am not a fan of Del Rey, but she really owns with this version and the trailer gets a nice creepy feeling because of it!
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4:42PM on 01/27/2014
Lana Del Rey completely made this trailer. People completely under estimate her. Take her off of it and it'd look just OK. Couldn't have picked a better singer to make that song sound unique and morbid.
Lana Del Rey completely made this trailer. People completely under estimate her. Take her off of it and it'd look just OK. Couldn't have picked a better singer to make that song sound unique and morbid.
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3:42PM on 01/27/2014

Angelina Jolie Is A Goddess

I'm SO EXCITED about this movie! Angelina as Maleficent is PERFECT casting.
I'm SO EXCITED about this movie! Angelina as Maleficent is PERFECT casting.
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3:19PM on 01/27/2014
Paul Dini was a writer on this, so for that reason alone I'll be checking it out.
Paul Dini was a writer on this, so for that reason alone I'll be checking it out.
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2:28PM on 01/27/2014

Really curious to see how this movie does

I'm not sure who is really interested in it.

It is too dark for little Disney Princess girls, who probably don't care about Maleficent anyway, so there is one consumer demographic gone.

Obviously it is for an older demographic, but does that demographic really care about the Maleficent character either? the movie simply looks like a darker version of Snow White and the Huntsman, so is the audience really dying to see that again just darker, and with a character most people don't have an
I'm not sure who is really interested in it.

It is too dark for little Disney Princess girls, who probably don't care about Maleficent anyway, so there is one consumer demographic gone.

Obviously it is for an older demographic, but does that demographic really care about the Maleficent character either? the movie simply looks like a darker version of Snow White and the Huntsman, so is the audience really dying to see that again just darker, and with a character most people don't have an emotional connection to from childhood?

Seems odd to hang your movie on the villain when most people's connections to these stories are based on the princesses, but not surprising since the movie seems to have been developed based on the sole premise that Angelina Jolie would look perfect as the character. problem is Angelina Jolie doesn't pull that much box office muscle. we will see if the Disney muscle makes this work with.

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9:16AM on 01/27/2014
Never thought I'd say this, but Lana del Rey's singing gave me chills. This is a dynamite trailer.
Never thought I'd say this, but Lana del Rey's singing gave me chills. This is a dynamite trailer.
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12:02PM on 01/27/2014
I'm not ashamed to admit I have a giant crush on Lana. Her voice makes her more gorgeous. Great trailer!
I'm not ashamed to admit I have a giant crush on Lana. Her voice makes her more gorgeous. Great trailer!
8:27AM on 01/27/2014
That was an excellent trailer and I do think Angelina may very well nail the part as long as the script helps her.

That being said, it would be the greatest movie ever if Sharlto went full Kruger on her for the climax.
That was an excellent trailer and I do think Angelina may very well nail the part as long as the script helps her.

That being said, it would be the greatest movie ever if Sharlto went full Kruger on her for the climax.
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8:23AM on 01/27/2014

Nice!

Just like the new 300 hundred trailer, they should have led with this one! This peaked my interest way more than the prior teasers. Looks solid!
Just like the new 300 hundred trailer, they should have led with this one! This peaked my interest way more than the prior teasers. Looks solid!
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7:58AM on 01/27/2014
The movie looks okay but I still don't get why Jolie's cheeks need to look like that. They made her head looks out of proportion.
The movie looks okay but I still don't get why Jolie's cheeks need to look like that. They made her head looks out of proportion.
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7:34AM on 01/27/2014

Now that's what I'm talking about

The earlier trailer and teaser were being too kind at making MALEFICENT look like a victim when we all know she's Disney's version of Satan. I love the cover by Del Rey as well.
The earlier trailer and teaser were being too kind at making MALEFICENT look like a victim when we all know she's Disney's version of Satan. I love the cover by Del Rey as well.
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