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You thought that the wicked witch who curses Sleeping Beauty to prick her finger on a spindle and die after she is turned away from a royal christening is just the "queen of evil"? Think again...

This is the 21st Century, guys, and the new trailer for Disney's revamped, sympathetic origin story Maleficent has just arrived, showing a two-dimensional look at Angelina Jolie as the wicked witch.

Check it out and aee what you think:


I was already excited by Jolie's inclusion, but Lana Del Ray on the soundtrack too? She just fits this movie perfectly.

Maleficent is Walt Disney's contribution to the trend of modernized fairytales, in the vein of Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror. Here's the official synopsis:

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.

What do you guys think of Maleficent so far? Fabulously nasty? Drop your comments below!

(Source: YouTube)



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