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Trailer: Oz, The Great & Powerful

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11 Responses to “Trailer: Oz, The Great & Powerful”

  1. Triple Option says:

    When I was a kid I never noticed on The Wizard of Oz how cheesy or high school playish some of the sets looked. Some of the sets here look like they are trying to match that sort of artificial wood fronts with painted backdrop look, as opposed to going with a more “realistic” view of things. Kinda interesting. Although, it’s kind of a shame, I see the Disney logo at the beginning and immediately think limitation in originality. I’d be totally down w/seeing it opening w/e (if I could pick a time late enough to avoid the kids) if I wasn’t fearing some cookie cutter, assembly line movie. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

  2. anghus says:

    As a longtime fan of Raimi, I’m excited to see how much crazy he has left in the tank. Hopefully, lots.

  3. Don R. Lewis says:

    I think that trailer looks AMAZING. It seems classic yet very Raimi at the same time.

  4. palmtree says:

    Cool, thank God it wasn’t a WICKED movie.

  5. Js Partisan says:

    Yeah, Raimi needs to go back to making low budget movies. What I would give for him to make another “A Simple Plan.” This is just “Alice in Wonderland” visuals set in Oz. It comes across as nothing special but international will probably LOVE IT!

  6. I totally agree with Js Partisan. This trailer states that they’re going for the audience that cheered Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

  7. Brady says:

    Js, such a pleasure to here A Simple Plan named dropped. I haven’t thought of that movie in quite some time. Love it. Seeing a director known for such specific material move into unexpected territory makes it all the more pleasurable for me. Dunno quite what it is about his sensibilities that work so well in A Simple Plan, but I do feel so much from that movie. He captures the beauty of a snow-covered world so perfectly to me. I grew up like that, felt every frame in my bones, from setting to the characters within. Love!

  8. waterbucket says:

    Franco’s douchiness makes me want to punch the Wizard in the face.

  9. Js Partisan says:

    Seriously, Raimi freaking killed it with “A Simple Plan.” It’s one of those films that should be brought up every time they mention Raimi’s name. That aside, Waterbucket, I am so glad you brought that up because my god, Franco comes across so smug and charmless in this trailer that the only thing that redeems it, is Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis being in the trailer (and film) to class up the joint.

  10. storymark says:

    I, too would love to see Raimi return to lower budget stuff. Of course, the last time he did, people tore him up anyway.

    Either way, Ill give this a shot. As overrought as it looks, it still seems like it will be entertaining.

  11. JAB says:

    I LOVE “A Simple Plan”, but c’mon people this movie looks like a blast so let’s give a chance. Raimi looks like he’s splashing around in the bright end of the color spectrum here & having fun. I suspect we will having fun too when this movie hits the screens. (Burton’s “Alice…” was much better than I thought it’d be.)

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