1. Sargon Bighorn says

    Oh CHRIST a whole new generation of frightened crying screaming children are being made. I still have not gotten over seeing Auntie Em’s face being over laid by the Wicked Witch’s in the crystal ball. I’m still in therapy!

  2. Patrick says

    James Franco… he needs to disappear for a bit so that i might like him again… My aunt is a professor at NYU and she said he caused way to much trouble for her co-workers.

    I was hoping the next Oz film would be ‘Wicked’ .. maybe this will be the Abraham Lincoln vampire slayer to the Spielberg Lincoln.

  3. stranded says

    Once again Hollywood takes a classic children’s story of courage and friendship and translates it into a war story to indictrinate its viewers into war culture. I understand that it’s the video game generation that they want to reach, but I’m sad to see the innocence of my childhood tales treated as fodder for corporate stock performance.

  4. Disgusted American says

    so does this mean – its Mila Kunas’ character who is eventually the one to encounter Dorothy, or the other one who plays her sister? which one of them (in the future)- becomes flattened by Dorothy’s house?

  5. Caliban says

    I really wish someone would do a faithful adaptation of the BOOK “Wicked.” The Broadway musical turned it into a story of “girl-power” or whatever, but that was a very minor theme in the book, which was more about standing up against oppression and Fascism. The Wicked Witch was only “wicked” because she was standing up to the establishment, which was committing atrocities.

  6. adam says

    Oi Vey, it just looks like a cross between Alice and Wonderland and that Grinch movie with Jim Carey.

    I was so hoping that it’d be less…digital..More like the original Wizard of Oz and The Return to Oz.

  7. Keith says

    @Disgusted American Mila Kunis’ character becomes the Wicked Witch of the West while Rachel Weisz’s becomes the Wicked Witch of the East.

    @Caliban I’ve been hoping for a faithful adaptation of all four books for years. Sadly, we’re sure to get an adaptation of the musical long before anyone thinks about the books.

  8. Jonathan says

    Many films, especially the classics, will continue to be remade. People who complain about that have a right to boycot newer versions. But, “Oz the Great and Powerful” appears to be prequil. And from an art direction standpoint, it looks visually compelling. People who complain about the film industries latest tool, CGI, need to know every new innovation, including the introduction of sound, had “film purists” claiming it was a detriment to the industry. It’s a great tool for fantasy and science fiction films to cost effectively create worlds. Even in “Schindler’s List” it was used to such great effect that many had no idea it was used at all. For “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” or “Avitar” CGI was essential to create those worlds. It’s not the film innovation that matters… it’s how it’s applied. Let’s hope they poured money into the script as well.

  9. Disgusted American says

    @Disgusted American Mila Kunis’ character becomes the Wicked Witch of the West while Rachel Weisz’s becomes the Wicked Witch of the East.

    …so then its Weiz’s character that has the Ruby Slippers, that Mila Kunis (WWE)eventually wants..and winds up melting over, hmmmmmm…ok I see the picture.

  10. Kevin_BGFH says

    @STRANDED – Are you referring to the movie? The first novel? Because quite a lot of his subsequent Oz books had armies and battles (though generally fairly cartoonish and ineffectual).

    I was a huge, huge Oz fan as a child. We didn’t have electricity but we’d drive to my aunt’s house whenever it was on TV. I read and re-read all 14 original books over and over. But I’m okay with this take on it, just as I was okay with Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked,” Geoff Ryman’s “Was,” and other adaptations. A friend of mine and I have said for years that we’d be curious to see a Tim Burton adaptation. This seems close.

  11. Icebloo says

    I agree with many comments above. There is too much CGI in here and it’s exactly the same look as Alice in Wonderland. Very disappointing.

    Also, I think all three actresses picked to play the witches are not good choices.

    Once again Disney makes a terrible movie. Just who is it in Disney who continues to make these same mistakes over and over ?

    I was really looking forward to this movie but now I think I will give it a miss.

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