Looking at the new trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, you’ll notice that the film will be rich in visual effects, very bright, and very colorful. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the producers of Alice in Wonderland were involved in the making of the film. It may look the same but there are a lot of different elements at play here, which may make the quality of the film better than Alice.
So check out the newest trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Unlike Alice, Raimi didn’t have to resort to collaborating with multiple go-to-guys to make up the cast like Tim Burton does – not that it’s a bad thing. James Franco plays the lead in the film that is full of magic, adventure, and humor. While it may visually look like Alice, are not getting Burton’s style pounding us over the head repeatedly. The only thing that worries me is if the script will actually hold up. Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsey-Abaire penned the screenplay.
The film may require the audience to suspend their knowledge of witches being powerful spell casters, because in the film not one, not two, but three witches require the help of a Kansas native sideshow magician to defeat one evil witch. That may be strange, but if the script is just as good as they way it looks, the film shouldn’t have any problem drawing audiences into theaters.
Franco plays Oscar Diggs, the man from Kansas destined to save Oz, while the three witches are played by Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. Oz: The Great and Powerful opens in theaters on March 8th, 2013.
Here is the official premise:
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. 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 but into a better man as well.