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New Oz: The Great and Powerful Poster So Bad It Can't Possibly Be Real

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 8, 2012 | Comments ()


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And yet, it is.

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Next time the marketing team behind the movie decides to put a movie poster together, maybe don't take your inspiration from animal cracker boxes. When Rachel Weisz looks this great in leather, maybe that's where the focus should be. Also, Mila Kunis, although maybe work around the hat.

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  • llp

    I... kind of love it. It reminds me of this book of fairy tales I had as a kid that was just beautifully illustrated.

  • BlackRabbit

    I can't hate winged monkeys. Sorry.

  • Salieri2

    Hum. *Not* the same costume designer as the Dune/Children of Dune miniseries. Thought I recognized that tendency of taking the production budget and blowing it all on hats.

  • I swear I had a lunchbox in 3rd grade with that exact image on it. Brr.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    Reminds me of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Not a movie i wanted to be reminded of today.

  • Anne At Large

    That is the one association here that makes me worry. However, I feel like Sam Raimi gets a little more cred than Tim Burton for me (for now, before I google who actually directed that third Spiderman...)

  • Haystacks

    Perspective-y

  • pockets full of stones

    Love it. Love the poster, love when we're ganging up on Dustin.

  • What the hell? That's the best art I've seen all week! I wanna grab some brownies and just groove on this poster for the rest of the day. Like othes here, I read the unabridged Wizard of Oz when I as a little kid several times and this poster really takes me back. I loved the story's freaky creepiness. They don't write 'em like that anymore, no sir.

  • maybe i am having an inner kid on my sleeve day, but i don't see what is wrong with the poster? it looks enchanting, magical, like a fairy tale about a faraway land with a magical kingdom. and between the storm clouds and the scary flying monkey, it speaks of conflict and danger. What do you want an Oz poster to look like? The Oz stories were very specifically written to engage children.

    Of course, I grew up reading the dozen or so oz novels in their DelRay paperback editions, and this poster is reminiscent of the style and kind of imagery.

  • Ley

    Time for the caption contest already?

  • BWeaves

    hahahahhaha! That made me laugh.

  • Natallica

    The little porcelain doll (is it really that?) mounted on the flying monkey is soooo gonna haunt my dreams

  • Tinkerville

    Those dolls haunted my dreams as a kid when I read the books, mainly because the illustrations were seriously messed up. If they stay true to the books, the dolls hail from Dainty China Country, which sounds like my grandmother's version of heaven.

  • Natallica

    Anyway, at least they're not as creepy as Demi Moore's dolls. Why Ashton didn't divorce her sooner? http://celebrities.ninemsn.com...

  • Cfv145

    I must be missing something because I actually like the poster. It has the feel of the book not the Judy Garland musical.

  • blahblahblahxx

    what's bad about that?

  • FrayedMachine

    She seriously reminds me of Carmen SanDiego in that get up. They could not have possibly missed that when designing her get up.

  • Anne At Large

    Really? All I can see is Catherine Zeta Jones. Is it just me?

  • FrayedMachine

    Horribly ostentatious red hat + red coat = Carmen SanDiego by default for me.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ashley Judd for me.

  • Quorren

    well, it appears they also missed the lipstick on her teeth.

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