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I get the feeling Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” is going to be hit-or-miss. I haven’t really seen anything from the movie that makes it a must-see, but then again, I had no idea Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” would end up making a few gazillion dollars, either, and it’s very obvious that “Oz” was made to be a copy of “Wonderland”. But can Franco bring in the audience like Depp? Not so sure about that. And it’s not as if your average moviegoer pays to see a director. We shall see. Until then, check out four new looks at the fantasy film.
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.
Starring Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Zach Braff, Martin Klebba, Ted Raimi, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Tim Holmes, and heading home March 8, 2013.
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Via : USA Today