Girlfriends of Evil’ Revives Angelina Jolie
All hail the Michelle Pfeiffer-assaince! It’s never ever been totally clear why the Oscar-nominated starlet fell out of favor with Hollywood– apart from the normal aging female performer thing that might or might not be disappearing in an apparently more woke market– however it’s excellent to have her in whatever once again. Fresh off of an all-too-brief, wordless cameo in the year’s greatest money-gobbler(following an all-too-brief look throughout the climax of Ant-Man and the Wasp), she’s back once again, warding off versus Angelina Jolie in the teaser for Maleficent: Girlfriend of Evil
The initial Maleficent came out 5 summer seasons earlier, and it used a revisionist spin on the Disney classic Sleeping Appeal Here, Jolie’s black-horned bad guy was really a mistreated not-quite-hero who didn’t develop into a huge dragon by movie’s end. Certainly, the primary baddie was the not-so-charming prince, while “appeal” herself, Elle Fanning’s Princess Aurora, was generally great.
The follow up gets years later on, and the bad guy this time seems Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith. Early plot descriptions mention Ingrith triggering a rift in between Maleficent and Aurora, however the teaser’s primary fight is in between Jolie and Pfeiffer, who enter a doozy of a mix spoken tête-à-tête and gazing contest. Sure, Jolie’s CGI-tainted eyes and crazy cheekbones look like they ‘d accomplishment, however are they really a match for the previous Catwoman? We wish to believe Maleficent has her work cut out for her this time.
All this stated, do not get too thrilled: Maleficent: Girlfriend of Evil ain’t out till October 18.