At the recent 4 day Comic-Con which ended on Sunday, Disney released the first trailer for Oz The Great And Powerful. Directed by the guy who brought us 3 Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi’s adaptation of the classic story (The Wizard of Oz) looks very aesthetically inviting what with all the colours and animation effects used to create the fantasy world of Oz as seen through the trailer. Boasting a stellar cast which includes the likes of James Franco (Young Wizard of Oz), Michelle Williams (Glinda, The Good Witch), Rachel Weisz (Evanora, The Wicked Witch of the East), Mila Kunis (Theodora, The Wicked Witch of the West) and also Zach Braff (Frank / Finley[voice]), this looks set to be one giant magical ride!
I love the fun touch that Raimi added through the transition of black and white to colour between the beginning and the rest of the film. I think this little touch adds layers to the film as it looks like it is paying homage to the classical aspect of the story and its history while also highlighting the majesty and awe of the fantasy world when the colour segment seeps into the film. The 3 lovely actresses look stunning as the 3 witches and I just can’t wait to see what brilliance each of them can bring to their interesting characters.
Disney has also released a few still images of the film, all of which are taken from the trailer. Even so, the stills capture more vividly the details of the amazing aesthetics of the world of Oz, and presents the audience a clearer image of the prettiness that is to come from the film.
[Pic source: To see the rest of the images and to view the synopsis go here –> collider.com]
Scheduled to be released on 8th March 2013, I sure hope this film does not disappoint! As quoted by Franco’s character in the film, the young Oz says “I don’t wanna be a good man, I wanna be a GREAT one!”. And if that is anything to go by, this film better not just be a good one, it sure as hell better be a GREAT one!!!