Maleficent First Trailer and Poster Is Blackly Glamorous

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Movies
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The first poster and trailer for Disney‘s Maleficent, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the villains point of view has been released.  

The poster is a wave of awesome black glamor punctuated by the essential purity colors of the story: white, red and green, respectively flesh, blood and nature; innocence, life and natural being almost totally enveloped in shades of darkness.   Add the horns and the evil becomes visible.  Remove them and it could be a very nice fashion or perfume ad.   

The trailer stars Elle Fanning looking very Alice in Wonderland like, not surprising considering the director Robert Stromberg was also the Production Designer for the Tim Burton directed Alice.  And if Maleficent’s world has a touch of Pandora scenery in it, Robert Stromberg did Avatar too.  

Angelina Jolie‘s  full Maleficent reveal at the end coupled with her uttering “Then you’ll be afraid”, is sheer cinema magnificence.  The slightly cartoon look of some of the special effects will be cleaned up by release time.  If not, don’t be surprised if someone down the line says there an homage to the animated 1959 Disney original.  

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