Here’s a fun piece of trivia, which might surprise you: Angelina Jolie‘s “Maleficent” is the second highest grossing movie of the year, behind Marvel‘s “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” I know, right? It turns out Disney‘s gamble to make a totally unnecessary live action “Sleeping Beauty” prequel paid off, so leave it Screen Junkies to bring it down a couple of notches with their Honest Trailer for the film.
Yes, the movie was a brand-extending cash grab to certain degree, but that’s to be expected these days. But the biggest crime? Backstory. Yep, there’s no reason for Maleficent’s history to be explored (which includes her “Avatar“-esque homeland), nor the origins of her wand. But hey, throw in some explosions and fight scenes and you’ve got a movie! Agree or disagree? Watch the trailer and hit the comments section.