For the kids! If tonight’s Grammy Awards have taught us anything, it’s that we have no idea what counts as “popular music” these days. So if Disney is choosing fashion model/blog famous singer Lana Del Rey to help power their new trailer for “Maleficent,” then it probably means their marketing department has determined the demographic this is aimed for will totally dig it.
So here we are with the “Dream,” the new promo for the live action spinoff/reboot thingy—and visually, it looks much more epic in scope than we had anticipated, so points for that. And Angelina Jolie certainly looks like she’s having a grand time playing the villainess. On the flip side, Lana Del Rey turns the Disney classic song into a mournful dirge that is less than appealing, though it probably fits in spirit with the movie, which tells the tale of the eventual baddie of “Sleeping Beauty.” But hey, if you like the tune, you can download it free on Google Play right now by clicking here.
“Maleficent” opens on May 30th. Watch below.