Comic Con 2012 has now kicked off and tonight it’s really kicked off as we’re off to see James Franco and admire Oz The Great And Powerful first trailer! Straight from Comic Con itself thanks to Walt Disney UK&Irish film fans to now admire the lush ingenious trailer which pays homage to the classic fantasy from the first second until the last. Starting from the original classic ratio, black&white film like how we first arrived at Land of Oz 73years then expanding into modern day ratio in colour as we arrive in Oz. Witches, flying monkeys, yellow brick road with a healthy dose of CGI we get visual looks reminds us where we are but with a look that has similarities to Alice in Wonderland.
The visual look of films is Sam Raimi’s strongest point and does present worlds with extraordinary precision but his downfall sometimes is in his storytelling though Oz, The Great And Powerful we hope Raimi will be able to show off his quirky signature and prove he more than that director that brought Spiderman to the big screen and the Evil Dead.
Oz, The Great And Powerful stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and will be coming to UK&Ireland March 8th, 2013.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.