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Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Old 07-14-12, 03:09 PM
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Sheesh guys...just because it has a similar LOOK to ALICE IN WONDERLAND doesn't mean it's going to be as equally bad. Different director/different method of storytelling (or in Burton's case - NO method of storytelling). I'll take Raimi and Franco over Burton and Depp any day of the week...I'll bet you this turns out to be pretty good.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Tom Creo
at all the naysayers based off a teaser.
I'm guessing you were a naysayer of The Amazing Spider-Man after its first teaser.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Naw.............when it was announced I was a naysayer.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Thanks for the links Solid Snake PAC.

The guy who called Mila Kunis a man is going to be hearing that for awhile

I am very excited for this movie. I think the subject matter is great for Sam's directorial style, and I cannot wait to see how it turns out.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Well, based on the trailer the performances look stiff as a board. Mila Kunis can't act. Was she really wearing skin tight spandex? Rachel Weisz can act, and she looks stiff and bland as well. Michelle Williams is decidedly "meh" in my opinion, and she doesn't look all that great either.
Old 02-10-13, 02:23 PM
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Actually, I think Kunis is wearing leather pants, possibly the ones she had on when she posed for the cover of Esquire.


I am going to bet

Spoiler:
they steal a bit from Wicked for this one. It appears to show Kunis and Franco kissing, and I recall reading somewhere that Kunis was playing the Witch of the West. Obviously leaked before any plot details were out there, so no one thought of it as a spoiler at the time. Weisz must be the Witch of the East, as she is Kunis' sister in this and can be seen clashing with Williams in a shot. I am guessing Kunis is either the Witch in disguise, or something happens to make her transform after things go south with Oz.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Saw a fan screening today at Epcot center. I enjoyed the film, certainly more than Alice In Wonderland, which I found boring. As a big Sam Raimi fan, I was pleasantly surprised to find many of his signature camera touches throughout the film, especially during the tornado sequences and the depiction of the Wicked Witch (some very Evil Dead/Deadite vibes there). Someone on twitter called it Army of Darkness for kids, which isn't too far off as their plots are quite similar at times. It definatly sags in the middle, but theres some good laughs and I thought Franco did a good job. Probably would give it a 7.5
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

^ I only have one question:

Spoiler:
Does the car make an appearance?
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
^ I only have one question:

Spoiler:
Does the car make an appearance?
I honestly was looking, but couldn't find it! I'll be curious to find out, its got to be in there somewhere.
Old 02-26-13, 03:26 PM
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

I've been thinking about your statement of this being an Army of Darkness for youngsters, and if that is the case, I actually have a pretty good idea about the plot (at least I think I do).

Spoiler:
Wizard= Ash, Flying Monkeys and Henchmen=Dead Army, Quest to destroy witch= plot to unleash the dead, Mila Kunis="Baby, you got real ugly" girl.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
I've been thinking about your statement of this being an Army of Darkness for youngsters, and if that is the case, I actually have a pretty good idea about the plot (at least I think I do).

Spoiler:
Wizard= Ash, Flying Monkeys and Henchmen=Dead Army, Quest to destroy witch= plot to unleash the dead, Mila Kunis="Baby, you got real ugly" girl.
Spot on!
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by fallfan
Spot on!

Spoiler:
Bruce Campbell cameo per chance? Does Franco at least say a variation on the "you got ugly" line? If so, this could be quite a blast for Raimi fans who are "getting it." I would also say there's a chance for a parallel with the AoD opening with Dorothy's home falling on the Witch of East the way the car fell on a deadite.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Spoiler:
Bruce Campbell cameo per chance? Does Franco at least say a variation on the "you got ugly" line? If so, this could be quite a blast for Raimi fans who are "getting it." I would also say there's a chance for a parallel with the AoD opening with Dorothy's home falling on the Witch of East the way the car fell on a deadite.
Spoiler:
Bruce is there, although it isn't a surprise since he's in the opening credits (even though its really just a cameo). There is something that happens to his character fans will appreciate who have followed the "abusive" working relationship of Raimi and Campbell. The ugly line would have been awesome, but sadly doesn't happen.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

If you are trying to avoid spoilers for this movie and have been successful so far, avoid this weeks Entertainment Weekly like the plague since the cover is one giant spoiler. I think most people who are following the movie already knew about it since they haven't worked too hard on keeping it a secret.

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

A few reviews have shown up on RT. Currently 57%.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

I'm kind of curious about this film as I generally like Raimi and The Wizard of Oz was a childhood favorite (I'm sure it was for many of us). From the previews though I get the feeling that the film is either going to be really average or really bad.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Obey The D
If you are trying to avoid spoilers for this movie and have been successful so far, avoid this weeks Entertainment Weekly like the plague since the cover is one giant spoiler. I think most people who are following the movie already knew about it since they haven't worked to hard on keeping it a secret.
I actually received that issue in today's mail. In the article, they actually write "The actress who ends up going green - whose identity we won't spoil -...."
I laughed my ass off after reading that because the cover image completely spoils the identity of the actress.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Yeah, the cover pretty much spoils it. However, it's whom I guessed based on the trailers.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Who's doing the marketing for this film, Robert Zemeckis?

That said, that spoiler was literally the FIRST THING I learned about the movie, because it was an article written when the actress was cast and it spelled out who she'd be playing.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

The reviews are a bit mixed so far, but the reviews that like it seem to really like it and the reviews that don't aren't overbearingly negative.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

For a spoilerific look at the EW cover, go here:
Spoiler:
http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/02/27/this-weeks-cover-oz-the-great-and-powerful/
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Groucho
Who's doing the marketing for this film, Robert Zemeckis?

That said, that spoiler was literally the FIRST THING I learned about the movie, because it was an article written when the actress was cast and it spelled out who she'd be playing.
I remember reading that as well. In fact, when I saw the first teaser I actually was thinking
Spoiler:
"isn't Mila Kunis supposed to play the Witch of the West?" Then I realized that this was apparently just a poorly kept secret. The cover doesn't list the actress who is the witch, but anyone can see that's her in make-up with a fake nose. Not to mention that she still has on the black leggings.


Saw that Danny Elfman did the music for this one, seems that he does his best work with Raimi and Burton. FWIW, I would be willing to bet that had Johnny Depp been cast as Oz before anything else was written, this would be yet another collaboration between him and Burton.

I'll also say that the reviews for Alice in Wonderland were quite meddling as well, but because it was such a huge hit, nobody cared in retrospect, and it seems the critics are forgetting they bashed that one and referring to it fondly at this point.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Why the secret on who is playing Theodora?
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

I think the whole secret will be about as big a surprise as when we discovered Senator Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious.

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