New “Maleficent” Clip Features Angelina Jolie’s Stunning Performance (VIDEO)

New "Maleficent" Clip Features Angelina Jolie’s Stunning Performance (VIDEO)

…and cheekbones. The chiseled face of one of the most iconic Disney villains has been brought to life by one of the film’s producers, Angelina Jolie.

The ‘Sleeping Beauty’ baddie breathes new life into Maleficent’s thinly veiled contempt for the kingdom. The tale is over 400 years old, but this reboot will explore a new facet. All the live-action centers around the vexed villain. The details of her decent into evil are still a guarded secret, but we have learned that Maleficent had wings…once upon a time.

She was betrayed and slid into a deep desire for revenge leaving her blinded by her desire to protect the moors. Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, becomes the source for her plan. The tale is over 400 years old, but this reboot will explore a new facet.

An array of aptitude drives the film, Oscar winners are both on screen and behind the camera. Robert Stromberg, you might recognize his name from ‘Avatar,’ directs the adventure. Fellow Academy Award winner Dean Semler also joins the ranks of talent.

In the clip, we see a near play-by-play of Disney’s animated film. The three “good” pixies are right there to bestow their gifts upon the infant, but Malefient party-crashes and curses the tot. Luckily, Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistle help hide Aurora until she is 16 years old.

The dialogue is practically word-for-word. It’s iconic and pays proper respect with a nod to beloved animated version. However, there are some changes to keep things fresh. Note that Maleficent’s raven, her nearly constant companion, isn’t all he seems to be!

The film opens on May 30th and it is rated PG.


  1. Pamela says

    This looks great and interesting to see Angie is a new type of role!

  2. MK says

    Oh I so need to see this, I really hope it is as good as I think it could be, Angelina Jolie looks perfect in this role!

  3. Jen says

    I hope it’s a good film, but if Tomb Raider’s anything to go by Angie may be a bit wooden.

  4. BusyBee says

    Angelina gives good face if nothing else that’s for sure.

  5. Virgilia Coriolanus says

    I think I’ll like this a lot more than the original fairytale. I never really was interested in Sleeping Beauty because I thought that the story was SO boring. I mean, Aurora doesn’t do anything but dance, bat her eyelashes, get her finger pricked, and then sleep for the rest of the movie. That’s it.

    The only interesting part was when Maleficent was on screen–when she turned into the dragon. Other than that, meh.

    So this reboot is so exciting.

  6. Pamela says

    This is looking very good, Angie and Elle Fanning should make a good combo too.

  7. Erin says

    This has all the potential to be great, fingers crossed!

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