*disclaimer : I never watch Sleeping beauty before so sorry if I miss a few things about the movie*
I watch the first trailer for that movie and to be honest before that I was skeptical. I thought it was going to be just another remake of a fairy tale that Disney has done. That opinion changed the moment I saw Angelina Jolie as the classic villain Maleficent I got curious about it.
The story this time is told from the perspective of Maleficent this time,which is either a good thing and a bad one.
It can be good because were are following a very interesting character and we get to see her back story and why she is evil (and awesome ^^ ) as long as they don't screw it up like Darth Vaders in episode 1,2 and 3 (well 3 isn't that bad but the ''noooo'' bit killed me). (possible red flag or a good sign)
It can be bad if they make Maleficent the misunderstood main character which goes against Maleficent personality and it would destroy the main appeal of the movie. (possible red flag)
The rest of the trailer look nice but it remind me of Oz:the great and mighty and Snow white and the huntsman (which makes sense since is directed by Robert Stromberg who previously work on as a visual effect supervisor such as Master and Commander: The far side of the world,as a production designer on Avatar and Alice in Wonderland). (not a bad thing)
I'm worried that the movie might fall into the usual remake fairy tail trend but I think Angelina Jolie can save this flick since she loved the movie and her characters since she was a child. She even insisted on the fact that Maleficent should remain scary (thank you miss Jolie !). She even scared little kid while dress as the beloved villain and only her daughter wasn't afraid of her as was apparently the only child actor who wasn't scared. (really good sign)
So as far as I could see its going to be an interesting thing, the movie is due this May 28 this year. Check it out if you got the chance.
Akiba signing off