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Appropriately enough, Robert Stromberg’s “Maleficent” is like an animated Disney movie come to life, what with its Disney animated movie pedigree and all. Check out your first glimpse of Angelina Jolie looking horny (heh heh, I bet I’m the only one who made this joke this morning, huh?) in the film’s first teaser trailer. Oh, Aurora, you sure are out of your depth, little girl. Good luck!
So, I take it we should be rooting for the bad girl in this one? Hey, why not. I wasn’t the only one rooting for Charlize Theron in “Snow White and the Huntsman” or Faora during “Man of Steel”, right?
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.
Starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Maleficent gets hers next year May 30, 2014.