Walt Disney Studios’ Motion Picture Line-up for 2014
Director: Robert Stronberg
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Maville
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child goes, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Maleficent is easily the best at being evil out of all the other Disney villains. Here’s why: in the original Disney film, she places a curse on newborn child just because she wasn’t invited to the baby shower. And then! she holds Prince Phillip captive where she plans to keep him alive for the next hundred years, the duration of the curse placed on the entire kingdom after Aurora fell into a coma, so his old wrinkly self can finally be the hero and wake up his un-aged true love. Talk about evil. We hope above all hope that this movie doesn’t turn out like the other re-imaginings of our favorite classic characters (i.e Snow White and the Evil Queen, all of Alice in Wonderland, and the great and powerful Wizard of OZ). Besides our worst possible fears, we can at least sleep soundly over the fact that Angelina Jolie looks absolutely amazing as the titular villainess.
U.S. Release Date: May 30, 2014