Latest Maleficent trailer paints the Disney villain as an antihero

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Jan 20, 2014, 6:49 PM EST (Updated)

Maleficent is so good at being bad, but can a movie about her work? This trailer gets us closer to an answer.

This is the year we find out once and for all if Disney has the chops to make a movie that stars the woman who is arguably its greatest villain ever -- Maleficent. They cast Angelina Jolie, and yes, she looks like a live-action Maleficent. But taking an antagonist who is beloved specifically because she is unrepentently unsympathetic and trying to make her into the protagonist?

Well, we won't know until we see it. In the meantime, here's the latest trailer.

You're taking a big risk, Disney. I just hope you learned from the last time you took a cartoonish villain and tried to make her into a sympathetic antagonist.

Never forget.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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