Oz The Great And Powerful: The Official Trailer

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 4 years ago Misc

A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that tells how the Wizard (James Franco) arrived in Oz became the ruler.
There are 33 comments:
Female 386
NOOOO WHY? OZ IS AN IDIOT. This should have been based on Wicked :/
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Female 262
there were spinoff books written about the Land of Oz. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is one of my favorite series in regards to the spinoff novels.
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Female 4,086
i want to see the flying monkeys. everything else is just candy.

FLYING MONKEYS! FLYING MONKEYS!
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Male 1,737
Wait, "Great Man", isn`t he a hack by the time Dorthy gets to him?

They had me at Sam Raimi, I`ll watch just for the Bruce Campbell cameo.
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Male 412
that1joshguy: "well wait moment - wasn`t the whole thing a dream? Dorthy get ko`ed dreamt it up? If so there eas no Oz or wizard"

It`s (I`m sure, purposefully) left unclear at the end of the original novel:

[quote]Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.

"My darling child!" she cried, folding the little girl in her arms and covering her face with kisses. "Where in the world did you come from?"

"From the Land of Oz," said Dorothy gravely. "And here is Toto, too. And oh, Aunt Em! I`m so glad to be at home again!"[/quote]

The books were written for children, so it should come as no surprise that the ending is ambiguous, with allowance for both a fantastical interpretation for children and a pragmatic interpretation
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Male 412
AJ:"This book was written in 1900. It could be more faithful than the original movie from the 30`s. We don`t know yet."

Huh? The original book was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. It tells the story of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Toto. This is not in any way a direct adaptation of that story. In fact, to my knowledge, this film is not adapted from any of the original Baum novels, except the description of how the Wizard came to the land from Omaha in Chapter 15.

None of this means that this film won`t be good - or great. But, to my knowledge, it is from the imagination of the filmmakers, not Mr. Frank Baum.

Also, the 1939 film was NOT (completely) faithful to the 1900 book. It follows it in a general way, but adopts many changes.
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Male 10,339
"IS NOTHING SACRED???"

This book was written in 1900. It could be more faithful than the original movie from the 30`s. We don`t know yet.
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Male 392
Awesome
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Male 232
well wait moment - wasn`t the whole thing a dream? Dorthy get ko`ed dreamt it up? If so there eas no Oz or wizard
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Female 470
I know what I`m going to see for my birthday!
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Male 2,422
No. drat this movie.
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Male 256
so is james franco the wizard
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Male 241
IS NOTHING SACRED???
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Male 6,227
I`ll definitely be in the theater for that one.
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Male 5,874
I`ll buy it on DVD in walmart
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Male 92
Doesn`t look like crap at first glance. Like that they kept the real world b/w and Oz color. The real question is what Floyd album will this one sync up to?
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Male 99
hmm safe to say this doesnt fit in with wicked then. shame.

though i will give it a chance - for a long for the days when sam raimis name works were less poluted by hollywood interfearence
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Male 201
FLY, MY PRETTIES!!
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Male 3,081
@Beternal Yeah he was crap in the spiderman films, but he made up for it in Pineapple Express.

Then he went back to being crap in Your Highness.
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Male 2,586
Oh crap, not James Franco! - The way he butchered the goblin, just him as an actor makes me cringe.
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Male 3,081
I think this`ll be one I use the kids as an excuse to go and see.
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Male 7,924
Super excited to see Oz re-imagined with today`s special effects.
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Female 836
I read all the books as a kid. We shall see...
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Male 10,339
"Doesn`t look like they`re sticking to the books."

It`s based on the original story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" written in 1900.
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Male 6,737
Looks pretty cool.
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Male 17,512
Looks good.
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Male 115
Flying! FN! Monkeys!
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Male 5,314
what, the, f*ck?
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Female 4,447
Oh man, oh man, this looks great!
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Male 37,898

Doesn`t look like they`re sticking to the books.
Oh well, Flying Monkeys FTW!


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Female 2,602

Oooooohhh!! I don`t usually "get" films these days, but that one looks good. :o
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Male 636
That`s almost a year away... That`s too much hype already...
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Male 2,551
Link: Oz The Great And Powerful: The Official Trailer [Rate Link] - A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that tells how the Wizard (James Franco) arrived in Oz became the ruler.
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