Angelina Jolie camps it up in a new ‘Maleficent’ trailer featuring Lana del Rey

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I’m about to do a big “Hot Guys of the Grammys” post, but I just wanted to write this up quickly because it’s as much a part of our Grammy coverage as anything else that happened last night. In the middle of the Grammys, Disney dropped a bombshell new teaser for Maleficent that kicked my ass. There’s a lot of Angelina Jolie. There’s a lot of Maleficent Cheekbones. There’s a lot of green smoke of DOOM. And there’s a really creepy/surprisingly amazing version of the Sleeping Beauty song “Once Upon a Dream” covered by Lana del Rey. I love everything about this!!!!

This is scary-good, right? The first two trailers made me queasy, because I worried that Angelina would come off as cheesy or that Disney would try to make Maleficent into some kind of antihero. Maleficent should be evil, and camp and genuinely scary too, so this trailer is excellent. As for Lana del Rey doing “Once Upon a Dream” – according to The Daily Mail’s sources, Angelina hand-picked Lana. A source told The Mail:

“Angelina has been incredibly active in all aspects of the movie, even bagging a role for her daughter Vivienne, so it’s no surprise that she helped choose who would sing the song. Angelina and the film’s producers think Lana is perfect to breathe new life into an old classic.”

[Via The Mail]

If Angelina did suggest Lana, then good for her. I’m sure Lana was pleased about it too. I’m not a crazy fan of Lana at all, but I jam to “Blue Jeans” and “Young and Beautiful” sometimes, and her voice really works for this song. It’s appropriately haunting and scary.

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  1. xboxsucks says:

    superior trailer,
    really excited about it.

  2. Just Passing Through says:

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to see it. Angelina is perfect in this role….I think this may be end up to be one of her best movies. :)

  3. akivasha says:

    I CANNOT. WAIT.
    Out of all her movies THIS ONE I am most excited for and I know she is going to kill it!

  4. Juliette says:

    Amazing. Angelina’s long fingers, her red lips, everything about her visually is stunning.

    Lana sounds so haunting, so good for this song.

  5. Frida_K says:

    Ooh, can’t wait…!

    I love Angelina-la-mala’s slightly demented smile–so campy, so creepy, so perfect

  6. The Voice says:

    Am I the only one who hopes this movie is like the Broadway play Wicked? I hope there’s another side of this villainess but mostly it’s because I want Angelina to be a heroine!

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Maleficent was evil through and through. I think Disney would lose a lot of credibility if they tried to ‘bring the good’ to this character. Angelina Jolie ‘is’ a heroine to a lot of people, but the character she’s playing, is not.

      The film looks fabulous! I can’t wait to see this. :)

      • Penny says:

        But isn’t that exactly what Disney have said they’re doing with this? Showing why Malficient is the way she is, making her a somewhat sympathetic figure, making her story relatable etc. Angelina’s said things along those lines too, and the earlier trailers focused on that angle.

        Unless it’s all a fake-out, they’re definitely not going with ‘Malficient is pure unadulterated evil’, which I think is a huge shame.

        EDIT: Here’s a snippet from one interview Angelina gave about Malficient last year:

        Is it sympathetic to her, or is she a straight-up villain?
        It’s both. I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.

        So there are some redeeming qualities to Maleficent the witch?
        It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Penny, who wrote: “So there are some redeeming qualities to Maleficent the witch?
        It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect. ”

        Showing how a character became evil doesn’t mean the character will turn into a ‘good’ heroine at the end of the film. Regardless of how Maleficent became evil, she has ‘been’ pure evil to generations of little girls. Why would ‘this’ generation of little girls need Maleficent to be ‘good?’

      • Penny says:

        I have no idea what the thought process was, I just quoted Angelina talking about the character. You’d have to ask her.

        Like I said I’d much prefer if she was just straight up evil, but everything I’ve read and seen and heard about the film suggests it’s not going that way at all, but more towards a grey area of ‘she did some evil things but she’s not evil’.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        I could be wrong, Emma, but I think what you’re quoting Penny as writing is actually part of Anglina’s interview and SHE is the one saying, “It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain.” etc.

        Angelina is the one saying Maleficent is a great person…..not Penny.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Just Passing Through, who wrote: “Angelina is the one saying Maleficent is a great person…..not Penny.”

        @Penny wrote: “But isn’t that exactly what Disney have said they’re doing with this? Showing why Malficient is the way she is, making her a somewhat sympathetic figure, making her story relatable etc. Angelina’s said things along those lines too, and the earlier trailers focused on that angle. ”

        And then she used Angelina’s comment to justify ‘her’ comment. Since Penny used one comment to justify another, I just picked one and went with it, but I was replying to ‘Penny’s’ initial comment above.

      • FLORC says:

        Penny
        A lot of this confusion on what part was a direct Jolie quote can be avoided next time by using “Quotation Marks” or supplying your post with a link. I had the same confusion about your post. And the following paragraph in your initial comment. Is that a continuation of the quote or your thoughts? In response could you provide a link or tell us where a link could be found?

        All in all Maleficent was not born true evil. Some of the wost evil in tales and in life is created over time. And she may have started out with qualities like those possibly described by Angelina in that interview that does not always mean the execution of those qualities are done out of love or in a loving way.

        Maleficent is true evil in the Disney world and while may not have always been so will certainly never be or do anything, but evil.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        According to Angelina, you may want to hold your thoughts on whether or not Maleficent “will never be or do anything, but evil” until you see the movie…..take from her interview what you may.

        Here you go, Florc:

        http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/06/19/first-look-maleficent/

  7. serena says:

    I loved it! I can’t wait to see the movie, it just looks super good! And Angelina’s evil laugh is something really amazing!

  8. CrackFox says:

    YaaaaAassssss biiiiiiitch!
    I love Angie so hard.

  9. paola says:

    Yikes! She gives me the creeps in this role!

  10. Kiddo says:

    I feel kind of bad about this, I really like Angelina as an actress, but I thought the trailer made the movie seem really mediocre in typical formulaic Disney fashion. She doesn’t come across particularly evil or menacing. All I got was, oh look, Angelina is still beautiful, even with elf ears and special effects square cheek make-up. I did like the song.

  11. Jackie says:

    I’m not a fan of Lana del Rey at all, but this is perfect.

  12. lisa2 says:

    I knew it was going to air during the Grammys but when it came on I was in shock.. so good. Great trailer..

    Angie is going t slay it.. and twitter was wild last night for it.. I think it is still trending. She looks and sounds perfect.. How she can wear that red lipstick and not smear it is WOW.. perfect.

  13. blue marie says:

    Her ears, the cheekbones! Oh, I’m excited for this..

  14. Holly says:

    This movie looks terrible, sorry. And what demographic is this supposed to appeal to? I’m so confused. I sure as hell wouldn’t take a kid to see this movie.

    • Penny says:

      That’s what I’m wondering. No one with little kids is going to take them to this, but sadly it looks way to toned down and kiddified to appeal to teens and adults en masse. So what then, 9-11yr olds?

    • LaurenP. says:

      We’ll, if you have girl, you should take her to see this. I read the script, and it is wonderful: it actually made me cry. It is a truly girl power movie, at its best.

    • Maya says:

      Of course you don’t like it Holly. You and your Siamese twins Cecilia and Maggie cannot breathe without saying anything bad about the Jolie-Pitts. According to you this will look bad and not show able to children because Angelina stars in it.

      For the record – this looks exactly scary as the cartoon version which was watched by children as young as 6 to adults you were 80. Most importantly everyone loved it even though Maleficent was scary as hell and the villain of all villains. The same age group will watch this movie as well come this May and will enjoy it.

      PS: I will bet that after hearing their friends rave about this in May your own child will ask you to take them to the cinema to watch it. What will you do then?

      • Penny says:

        I watched all sorts of scary stuff when I was a kid, but these days most parents I know are anxious about showing a 6 year old films like Finding Nemo and only go see things like Planes at the cinema. When I saw Brave in the cinema half the audience walked out when it got a little scary for a minute, and we’re talking parents with kids aged 7-8, not parents with toddlers. This looks way too dark and violent for that crowd, but not nearly dark and violent enough for adults.

      • Holly says:

        Here we go again. Get over it, Maya. I’m entitled to my own opinion. Do you even understand what an opinion IS? Just because you think Angelina is gorgeous, perfect and amazing, it doesn’t make it a fact.

      • Maya says:

        Touched a nerve did I Holly? I am only commenting on what I have read here on CB and you have never said anything remotely nice about the Jolie-Pitts.

        As for having an opinion – take a look in the mirror. You are the one who always attacks others for not thinking your idol Jen Aniston is gorgeous, happy, talented. Maybe you should look up what an opinion means or better yet look up what hypocrite means.

      • Holly says:

        Maya, I’m begging you to find a single post where I’ve attacked someone for not thinking JA was beautiful or talented. I couldn’t care less about her.

      • Maya says:

        @Holly: I am sincerely sorry – it seems I mistook you for the other Holly. There is another one who is exactly as I described and since you have the same name I assumed it was you.

        So sorry again.

      • Holly says:

        Nope, same Holly! I still would love for you to find a time I attacked a poster for saying something negative about Jennifer Aniston.

        Aren’t you the same person who called another poster pathetic in this very thread? You also accuse them of being hypocritical, which is hilarious ;-) .

      • FLORC says:

        Simmer down Holly and Maya.

        Holly,
        Don’t be so quick to get on your high horse. You are passive aggressively attacking Maya right now. *Major Side Eye*

        Some won’t like the movie and some will. Some will let their personal feelings about an age old love triangle not involving them or anyone they know personally let them pre judge what looks like it will be a really good Disney film.

        I, will absolutely see this in the cinema and enjoy it for what it is. A Disney Origins story about the scariest Villian in Disney history.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Holly, who wrote: “This movie looks terrible, sorry. And what demographic is this supposed to appeal to? I’m so confused. I sure as hell wouldn’t take a kid to see this movie.”

      and @Penny, who wrote: “That’s what I’m wondering. No one with little kids is going to take them to this, but sadly it looks way to toned down and kiddified to appeal to teens and adults en masse. So what then, 9-11yr olds?”

      Ladies, you ‘have’ seen the 1959 animated Disney film “Sleeping Beauty,” haven’t you? Little kids were the target audience. ‘I’ first saw it as a little girl. And yes, it was a dark, scary, creepy film (so is the fairytale) … but we loved it because at the core it was a romance story, with a beautiful princess and a brave handsome prince, about good triumphing over evil.

      At what demographic was that creepy-ass 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” film with a pervy Johnny Depp ‘Mad-hatter’ aimed? It went on to gross $334 million Domestic and $691 million Overseas. I saw parents taking their little kids in to see that film. I saw mothers taking their young daughters to see that film. I saw teenagers going to see that film. And I was among many adults who saw that film.

      • Penny says:

        Of course I have. So have my children. But a) it was animated and live action can be far scarier for young kids and b) as you say it was a simple story about good triumphing over evil. Malficient looks like it’s going to get into a whole thing about what made Malficient who she is, and young kids tend to prefer more black and white storytelling. My 13yr old loves Wicked but it put my 5 1/2yr old to sleep. Maleficent so far looks like it’s trying to straddle the line between appealing to little kids and appealing to teens and adults, and right now I feel like it could turn both off.

        The thing about the old-school Disney villains is that they were so overtly villainous they never felt real and they were almost funny in their OTT evilness. They were sometimes scary during the film, but no one was having nightmares later on. When you make that sort of character more like a real person, it can become much more upsetting for young kids. I’ve shown my youngest daughter Sleeping Beauty, but I’m hesitant to show her this based on what I’ve seen so far because I feel it will either upset her or completely bore her. My 13yr old is too old for this based on what’s come out so far. My kids seem pretty average with their viewing habits, so that’s what makes me wonder what market they’re going for.

        If it helps, my youngest enjoys Alice because that world is fun and colourful and ridiculous. A fair bit of it goes over her head, it’s not creepy or scary to her. My eldest enjoys it because she loves Burton and Lewis Carroll and likes how weirdly twisted the film is.

      • TC says:

        I think kids will enjoy the movie because 1) it’s Disney — they know their demo and rarely miss, 2) it’s the story of a classic Disney character — Maleficent — that everyone already knows so there’s that built-in audience; and 3) the narrative gets into Maleficent’s backstory so audience’s will learn something new about an “old favorite,” which I believe is the big part of the draw. Having a familiar and very popular character in a story but giving it a new angle has proven to be highly effective for movies and TV shows.

        I think the new trailer looks great and there’s a certain amount of camp to it that I’m sure will minimize the scariness for the younger set. My nieces and nephews have been chomping at the bit to see it since the teaser trailer was released and my youngest nephew will have just turned seven when the film is released.

      • ANDREA1 says:

        Seriously why do you even bother answering them! I knew even before clicking the post that the likes of holly, cecilia, Maggie etc won’t have anything positive to say. After all its AJ we are talking about here So my dear friends don’t bother answering them at this point their comments are always predictable…

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Penny, who wrote: “But a) it was animated and live action can be far scarier for young kids and b) as you say it was a simple story about good triumphing over evil. Malficient looks like it’s going to get into a whole thing about what made Malficient who she is, and young kids tend to prefer more black and white storytelling. My 13yr old loves Wicked but it put my 5 1/2yr old to sleep. Maleficent so far looks like it’s trying to straddle the line between appealing to little kids and appealing to teens and adults, and right now I feel like it could turn both off.”

        Firstly, I never said it was a ‘simply’ story. I said that even though Maleficent scared us, we still loved it because at its ‘core’ was the love story of a beautiful princess and a handsome prince, with good triumphing over evil. I think “Sleeping Beauty” is a multi-layered tale, which is probably why Disney chose it for live action.

        Again @Penny, who wrote: “The thing about the old-school Disney villains is that they were so overtly villainous they never felt real and they were almost funny in their OTT evilness. They were sometimes scary during the film, but no one was having nightmares later on.”

        You’re looking back on it as an adult. Try remembering the film experience as a little girl. Then tell me you laughed while Maleficent plotted against Aurora, and that your hands didn’t grip the arms of your seat as the Prince battled the Dragon. :)

        Finally, I’d be more interested in knowing how your kids like the 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland” rather than “Wicked.” :)

    • littlestar says:

      Parents are way too helicopter these days. I was watching freaking Pet Cemetery when I was 8-9 years old! Sure this movie looks like it’ll be DISNEY “scary”, but you’re not going to let your kids watch a movie because of that? There is MUCH scarier things on the news – just last week I saw on CBC news pictures of dead bodies from Syria, bodies of people who were starved to death. Do you not let your kids watch the news either?

      • Esmom says:

        I actually shielded my kids from TV news for a long time. War and natural disasters and famine aside, even our local news is full of murder and domestic violence and child abductions, not exactly reassuring for little kids.

        As for what movies and TV they watch, we’re pretty careful. I let my kids’ tastes and preferences dictate. When my 4 year old was scared by Curious George and his innocuous mischief, I realized he probably didn’t need to jump into heavier stuff too young. Now that he’s a young teen we let him watch stuff that has mild profanity and violence but again I don’t have a problem overseeing him pretty heavily, as I consider that part of the “job” of being a parent. And I don’t consider myself a crazy helicopter parent, just one who is trying to help my kids make good choices with somewhat limited viewing time.

      • FLORC says:

        Littlestar
        Sing it!
        No parent is so eagle eyed they can censor every moment of their child’s life so they will not glance upon a commercial or news flash. Or hear something on the radio. It’s silly to want that sort of control as well imo.
        The best any parent should hope for is to raise teir child well enough that they will make the right choices when presented.
        Not to censor what they know and control the flow of information as you deem it.

        Like “catholic girl syndrome”. So protected for years from the outside world that the first chance of freedom they could go wild. With taking that too literally I hope you understand.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      I spotted 6-7 year olds at ‘The two towers – Lord of the Rings’, which is a movie where ongoing slaughter is on screen for the last part of the movie!

      I think this movie will do great and Angelina Jolie is perfect for the part, regardless of what you think of her as an actress in other movies ;)

  15. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    I’m on board because Sharlto Copley is in this. He is my #1 man crush at the moment. That singer’s voice makes me want to pluck out all my eyelashes and stick a dry toothpick into my eye socket.

  16. Penny says:

    I wish I could get excited about this, it all sounded so good on paper and it’s right up my alley. But this trailer isn’t giving me hope. When a studio decides to just mash together so many one-second, dialogue free shots and rely on the music to create a mood…it doesn’t bode well. They should be able to make something far more cohesive and enticing. And some of the CGI looks seriously budget.

    Malficient should be terrifying, at least for a good portion of the film, but there hasn’t been even a hint of that yet. Gah, I was so hoping this would be brilliant but I have a feeling it’s going to be a huge let-down.

    • Cecilia says:

      I agree. The trailer looks very chaotic & the CGI looks a bit cheap. Jolie doesn’t seem terrifying to me & It looks like she has sexualized the character. I will watch it on Netflix.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        How has she sexualized the character?

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Cecilia, who wrote: “I agree. The trailer looks very chaotic & the CGI looks a bit cheap. Jolie doesn’t seem terrifying to me & It looks like she has sexualized the character. I will watch it on Netflix.”

        How in the world could Angelina Jolie ‘sexualize’ Maleficent when Disney has gone to great pains to make her look ‘exactly like’ the animated character??? The only thing different Angie brings to the character is fuller lips.

        Haven’t you ever seen “Sleeping Beauty?” In the animated film, Maleficent is evil and at the same time extremely beautiful, exotic, and feminine. I think Angie really captures the Maleficent mystique. There aren’t many actresses who could.

      • sullivan says:

        “…she has sexualized the character.” Cecelia, would you mind expounding? I truly can’t see it, but I’d be interested to hear what you are referencing.

      • Kim1 says:

        LOL I’m surprised Cecilia hasn’t accused AJ of being demonic or satanic yet

      • Cecilia says:

        Hi sullivan…I would gladly expound on the subject to you but I am so tired of getting beat-up by the same old crowd for having a differing opinion. You seem like a perfectly lovely person.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        I’m not sure that she sexualizes the character, however, they have certainly chosen to let Angelina’s beauty overshadow an accurate depiction of Maleficent. Had they been authentic to Disney’s original character, the chin would have been much longer and more pronounced, which, imo, would have detracted from her beauty and made her seem a little more menacing looking, and certainly much uglier. Just my opinion. :)

      • Kim1 says:

        Poor Poor Cecilia tired of being ‘beat up’ because she has NEVER made a comment about AJ that hasn’t been negative or passive aggressive. Well I’m pleasantly suprised Cecilia didnt call AJ ugly on this thread or in her words ” no longer easy on the eyes. wince” Unfortunately I don’t have time to mention the nasty comments you have posted on virtually EVERY AJ thread. So if you feel beat up …Oh well

      • V4Real says:

        I’m not going to lie; I really love reading the AJ and JA posts to read all the various opinions from their fans. I’m not afraid to admit when I don’t like someone and I don’t like JA. I do however like AJ but I am not afraid to say something negative about her if I want to. Cecilia as well as others know that I have.

        Anyways I agree with @JPT. They did play up Angie’s beauty a bit too much. If you change the original look of the character too much it could affect the outcome. Who’s going to be afraid of a beautiful Maleficent as opposed to a much more unattractive one. Oh and Cecilla isn’t the only one who is saying that Angie seems a bit too sexualized in her role. Her voice in the promo didn’t sound creepy to me, it sounded more seductive.

      • TC says:

        When I watch Angie as Maleficent in the two trailers that have been released so far, I see a live action version of the 1959 animated character from Sleeping Beauty. So I’m not understanding how she’s sexualized the character.

        And I never saw the 1959 animated character as ugly when I was a kid. She carried this elegance and poise that I found fascinating. I actually found her to be quite stylish. Yes, I knew she was a villain, but I didn’t see her as ugly and I always thought that was part of Maleficent’s lure — that there was this beauty, but underneath lies the evil.

      • mayamae says:

        Just passing through, I hear what you’re saying, but maybe there’s a limit to how much you can twerk a face without crossing over into cartoon land. Plus, it would probably take the skills of Greg Nicotero from The Walking Dead to make her ugly.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I never found Maleficent ‘ugly’, I always thought she was so elegant, mysterious, and beautiful–green skin and all. I guess you could say Angelina’s voice is a little seductive, but I don’t see much difference from Tony Jay as Claude Frollo—Tony Jay was like a hundred years old when he did ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’, and I thought he was THE SEX–based on his voice, obv, when I got older. I still watch ‘Hunchback’ because of Frollo/Tony Jay.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        That’s why they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and the Disney cartoon certainly had a chin that is not being portrayed, which, IMO, would have detracted from the beauty that is transcended by Angelina to her character. That’s all that I’m trying to say…..they omitted one of Maleficent’s “imperfections”.

        mayamae: or a paper bag. :)

        Just for grins:
        http://blogs.disney.com/ohmydisney/2013/10/21/ode-to-maleficents-bone-structure/

      • V4Real says:

        I never used the word ugly, I said unattractive. Angie beauty still shines through in this and some people have already focused in on that saying she looks beautiful. That does not look like a face that would scare me. Charlize Theron was beautiful in SWATHM but when her beauty faded, that was a hideous face. If this is how Angie looks throughout the film, it’s not very creepy, it’s more artsy.

        Perhaps sexualized is the wrong word but she seems more alluring and seductive than she does scary and alarming. This is my take from the trailers. But I’m sure Angie has the acting chops to pull the charatcer off and the trailor isn’t giving too much away. It could just be me but I do think they are trying to appeal to the male demographic as well.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        V4Real: They may have been referring to my comment where I said the chin would have made her more menacing and “uglier”.

        Not realizing that I’d drawn a little blood, I should have known better than to jump into the water, because the sharks are beginning to circle.

        Anyway, I think you and I are on the same page, but it’s time to get out of the water………Have a wonderful day everyone. :)

      • The Original G says:

        I think I’ll wait till I actually see the movie before I decide if it’s good or not.

        Not surprised the Jenhens find Angelina’s sexuality terrifying. LOL. Boo!

      • V4Real says:

        @ The Original G

        Who are the Jenhens, do tell ? I’m going to assume that you are not referring to me or @Just Passing Through. If you are, you are seriously mistaken.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        Thanks, V….my thoughts exactly. :)

  17. Artemis says:

    The trailer is much much better than previous ones but I’m still not sure if it’s suitable for children. I would watch it with my friends but I wouldn’t take children.

    AJ’s voice is on point, her better accent work! Maybe I’m a pervert, but AJ does seem a bit sexual in her delivery sometimes. Don’t know yet if it’s going to be that good ‘evil sexy’.

  18. Patricia says:

    I’m also confused as to the target demographic for this movie.
    Lana was perfect for this song. Just as she was perfect for Young and Beautiful in gatsby. Just as her albums are perfect.
    I’m tired of people saying “I can’t stand Lana but I love her voice, I can’t stand Lana but she sings beautifully and is talented” um… Why not just admit that you CAN stand Lana and in fact you even enjoy her?
    Lana is wonderful, I listen to her all the time.

  19. Maya says:

    Wow – this looks amazing. Angelina as Maleficent is the best casting ever made. She will slay it and I have a feeling she will even get nominated for Oscars as well.

    Lana’s voice seems perfect for this song – it has made the movie more haunting.

    For the people who are confused about the audience this is targeted at – it’s a Disney movie so it won’t be that scary. Children from 6 watched the original cartoon and was scared but also loved it. Same with the movie – children will want to see it.

    Angelina said that she finally made a movie her daughter Shiloh will enjoy and love. Do you really think she will make it so scary and traumatising for her children to not be able to see it? Plus the script was written by Lion King writer who is amazing and will know the balance between taking it to far.

  20. Peppa says:

    I guess I am the target audience lol. I’m 32 and excited as hell to see this!

    • mayal says:

      Lol, me too. Who was targeted audience for Oz and Alice in Wonderland? That’s the audience for this one too.

      • sullivan says:

        Perfect answer to the target audience question, Mayal.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Mayal, who wrote: “Lol, me too. Who was targeted audience for Oz and Alice in Wonderland? That’s the audience for this one too.”

        Sorry! (blush) I just made it to the last post. I referenced “Alice in Wonderland” in two posts above. I just can’t make it through the thread before posting.

      • Penny says:

        The promotion for Oz was completely geared towards adults where I’m from, maybe it was different in other markets? Here it was very much aiming to reel in people who watch shows like Grimm and Once Upon A Time, and who were old enough to be a bit nostalgic about the books and other films. There wasn’t anyone under 15 in the theatre when I saw it.

        Alice had a huge built in adult audience due to Burton, and in the promo’s it came across as a lot lighter and more suitable for young kids than Malficient has so far.

      • mayal says:

        Well Penny, you don’t like it and you are not going to take your kids to see it, and that’s ok. There are plenty of us who will. All good.

      • Penny says:

        I was hugely excited about it, and I’m hoping it’s going to be better than the trailers suggest. Unless it get’s really terrible reviews I’ll be seeing it in the cinema.

        No need to shut down the conversation with a ‘If you don’t like it don’t watch it’. It’s possible to be both interested in something and have some misgivings at the same time. I’m not the only person wondering who exactly they’re marketing this towards, I thought this would be an ok place to discuss about that?

      • mayal says:

        Oh, Penny, of course you can discuss it, who am I to stop you from making your point? I just said that I get it, that I don’t particularly agree and that all is good. Peace.

    • LaurenP. says:

      As I said above, and not to reveal any spoilers, the story of this movie is far superior then Oz or Alice and it has beautiful message, people will be really touched. Great story for children, especially girls.

    • Rhea says:

      Me too!! I’m a bit confused as to why some people really concern about the target audience. I’ve got 2 kids that would only interested watching cartoons like Despicable Me or Shrek or Toy story. They’re not interested with Cars, Wall E, Finding Nemo, Tangled, etc. They most definitely not interested with this—heck they’re not even interested with Iron Man—-so I would go watch it with hubby since we both like this genre type of movie. Some of my teenagers niece and nephew and my own friends would feel the same about this movie and ask me to take them with me to watch it together and I wouldn’t bother asking the one who doesn’t since I know they would say no anyway.
      i know it wouldn’t be as cool as say The Lord Of The Ring but I have a feeling I would enjoy it anyway.

  21. Lucy says:

    This must be the only song sung by Lana Del Rey I actually like…And now I’m gonna be annoying and say I NEED Lorde to do her own version of it.

  22. ellen says:

    This looks awesome,getting great reviews on social media,queen angie is back.Haters to the left

  23. Mandy says:

    AAAHHHHH!!! I can’t wait to see this movie…and I’m 33 years old! Sleeping Beauty was my ultimate favorite Disney movie when I was little. I hate that I can’t bring my daughter to see it. She’s only 5 and will not watch anything that isn’t a cartoon yet.

  24. ANDREA1 says:

    Arrrrrgh I can’t wait! Aj is going to be on screen after 4years wow! This looks super great! The best trailer of the three that has come out So far. I predict its going to make So much money at the box office. Social media has been agong since last night for this movie…

  25. aang says:

    I didn’t see Oz, or Alice in Wonderland or either of the Snow White movies. I most likely won’t see this. I prefer the originals, with no cgi. I also stay away from movies that try to sell a **movie star** as the attraction. I want a good story, good acting, good directing and I don’t want to see the actor, I want them to disappear into the character.

  26. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Good lord that was awesome! Feeling very excited about seeing this- even more so now. It looks a lot of fun.

  27. Kelly says:

    I don’t know, Lana’s cover is the best thing about this to me

  28. someone says:

    My husband turned to me after this trailer came on and said “We have to see that!” So I guess he might be the target market? I’m not complaining, I want to see it too!

  29. L says:

    Oooo, love it!!! Can’t wait to see it!

  30. tredd says:

    Short of her ears being a little more pointy, nice she didn’t have to spend too much time in Make-up.

  31. allons-y alonso says:

    I’m drooling on my keyboard and throwing money at my screen

  32. Maya says:

    OMG I just learned that James Newton Howard is doing the music for this movie. No wonder the song and background music was beautiful.

  33. Nate says:

    Ugh. Jolie is one of the most overrated actresses of all time. She brings the same look, the same pouty voice/face to EVERYTHING she does. Honestly, I truly believe she only gets work because she’s such a huge celebrity. There are few people in the world who wouldn’t recognize her and be able to name all her children and all their homes across the globe *eyeroll*. It’s all I can theorize, because the woman seriously lacks talent. This looks absolutely corny. Good luck, Disney. No one can focus on anything except how “Jolie” the character is. Some of you ask who this is marketed to? This is marketed to the millions of drunk-n-marinated Jolie fans. Pure and simple. Jolie has never been able to be anything but some preening version of herself onscreen, and by the looks of it, this is no different. She’s unable to really play different characters, and she has no depth or range. She’s chosen simply for her huge fanbase. And before one of you yells at me, yes. I think the same of Jen Aniston. Another one-note wonder that brings in $$$ because she has die-hard, committed fans who’d probably like to marry a photograph of her in Vegas. It’s weird, people. That’s all I’m saying.

    • meh says:

      I kind of agree with the whole “pouty voice/face” thing.
      Although I will see this movie because it DOES look creepy and fun, while I was watching the trailer, I couldn’t help but think “so basically Jolie just squints her eyes all movie?” I don’t know, I haven’t seen all of her movies and the few I’ve seen her in, she was totally fine, but I wasn’t overly impressed with what this trailer showed of her acting. I can squint my eyes and clench my jaw too.