Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - Coming This Weekend!

movie poster

I have loved director, Sam Raimi, since I saw his first full-length film, "The Evil Dead," way back in the early 80s. Of course, he has developed a much expanded repertoire since then, and I can't wait to see what he has accomplished here with this prequel of sorts to the Wizard of Oz story.
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.
Who is good and who is evil? Will this sneak peek help you to decide?

Rated PG, this movie opens Friday, March 8, and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff. For more info you can like Oz on Facebook or follow on Twitter

Or, better yet, you can get to a theatre this weekend and check it out for yourself!

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