Thursday, June 21, 2012

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

In the canon of Disney evils, Maleficent ranks with the best of them.  Here's the first taste of Angelina Jolie in full costume for the 2014 live action re-staging of Sleeping Beauty directed by Robert Stromberg, who famously won back to back Art Directions Academy Awards for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.  Simply titled Maleficent, Jolie stars alongside Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Sharlto Copley (District 9.)  I'm worried as a whole, but the casting of Jolie is pure genius, for she is simply terrific portraying a cartoon-- what with her curves, seductive line readings, and over-the-top celebrity-- she is a cartoon.  That's meant as a compliment.

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