In the past two days, Disney's "Mulan" has gained some popularity due to the exposure of the first trailer. The new trailer of the other live-action film "Maleficent 2", which is also a classic animation adaptation, is not much discussed. This is actually quite normal. Disney’s fairy tale live-action movies have always been popular in China. If it weren’t for "Mulan" to account for Chinese themes, Asian actors would definitely be the same as the previous "Beauty and the Beast" and "Dumbo". It is cold and cold, but unlike the other remakes that are basically based on classic animations, "Sleeping Mantra" is a big adaptation, from the original warm fairy tale to the dark magical story, and various kinds of it appear All kinds of magic monsters, which makes me look forward to this sequel. Judging from the preview, the magic monsters appearing this time are not less than the first one.
The first part of the story of Maleficent 2 will be played by the witch Marlene Fissen and Elle Fanning played by Angelina Jolie The sleeping beauty Princess Arlo maintains a good relationship, but the prince proposes to the princess and the appearance of a sinister queen makes the situation more complicated. Marlene Fissen has to protect Arlo from bad guys, but also Maintain the peace of the entire forest, and this time, she also met her people.
The princess and the prince are all secondary. The film is obviously going to be a duel between the two queens. The subtitle of the film is "Madam Devil". I don’t know if this refers to Julie.The witch who plays is also the queen played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Angelina Jolie playing the image of this witch can hardly be more suitable. It is evil, but full of tender affection. The trailer is still so individual. The most impressive thing about Michelle Pfeiffer is of course the catwoman in "Batman" and the heroine of "Scarface". Not long ago, she owed her and played in "Ant-Man 2". The first generation of Wasp, her temperament is just the opposite of Julie, with a gentle and maternal atmosphere on the surface, but she has a cunning feeling when she looks closely. Although she did not show her dark side in the trailer, her eyes had clearly conveyed that she had some kind of conspiracy.
The Queen’s War is one aspect, all kinds of magicThe appearance of the monster is the point for me. Although the first film is dressed in a fairy tale, the director obviously wants to make it a magical blockbuster. Various eye-catching magical creature designs:
The first still:
The most interesting film The character is undoubtedly a crow that can only transform, which can become a wolf and a fire-breathing dragon. The design of the crow-shaped wolf and the crow-shaped fire-breathing dragon are also very unique:
The first part Stills:
Many new monster images are also exposed in this trailer of Maleficent 2:
This time the crow seems to have become a bear:
And most importantly, a group of characters similar to Julie’s witch appeared at the end of the trailer. They are obviously from the same clan. It’s hard to say whether they are friends or enemies. , But this shows that the film will further expand the worldview of this magical kingdom.
From a perspective, pure magical themes have become less popular in Hollywood in recent years.Although "Aquaman" and "Thor 3" have the background of magic movies, they are superhero movies after all. The real success of magic movies seems to be "The Lord of the Rings" and the prequel, and "Harry Potter" and the prequel. "Dragon Knight", "Golden Compass", "The Last Son of the Wind", "War of the Gods", the half-dead "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, the closer "Seventh Son" and "War of Gods", the end is about to restart In the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, every investment scene is magnificent, but in the end, they basically can't escape the fate of losing money. "Maleficent" is relatively low-key but relatively successful. This sequel can Whether to continue the success of the first part? Or will it follow the craze of live-action adaptations of Disney animations and become even more popular with the dark magic wind? Wait and see.
"Maleficent 2" is scheduled to be released on October 18th this year.