Back in May I shared the teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney feature “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” which you can examine HERE if you are so inclined. With that post I pointed out that sequels no longer surprise me and since I did enjoy the first film, I was definitely curious to see how a chapter two might work out. Earlier today, the fine folks at the House Of Mouse delivered the first Official Trailer and you may peruse it down below along with the premise, casting and some additional poster visuals.
The Synopsis: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent II continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. (c/o Walt Disney Pictures)
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Elle Fanning as Aurora
Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith
Sam Riley as Diaval
Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip
Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass
Juno Temple as Thistlewit
Lesley Manville as Flittle
Robert Lindsay as King John
Judith Shekoni as Shrike
Piercing Ken Thoughts: As I watched this full clip I had to say that I felt as I was watching an action film like those Marvel Studios efforts that I talk about extensively over on PiercingMetal but no my dear friends, this is a continuation of the mythology of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. Jolie sure seems to be in the role of the Evil Fairy Queen to perfection so as I close this one up I wonder what you thought about it and does it spark your interest in checking this feature out with the wee ones or just to satisfy your own movie goals this October. Chime in down below in the comments and I shall see you the next time around.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maleficent:_Mistress_of_Evil