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Oz: The Great and Powerful Full-Length Trailer: I Feel Nothing

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 14, 2012 | Comments ()


With Sam Raimi behind the camera, and a fantastic female cast (Mila Kunis. Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams), I had expected something more from the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. I'm not quite sure what: A darker, gloomier, sexier interpretation of the Land of Oz. But, it is a family film, above all, so I never should've expected anymore more than a Tim Burton-esque version of Oz with a f*ck-ton of CGI and an assault of our senses.

"Whatever. I guess. I mean, sure! It's a movie, and people will see it."

There's your blurb, studio marketing people.

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  • Garferty

    I lost interest back when Robert Downey Jr dropped out. Looks like a typical CGI-fest. I'll just cradle Return To Oz. That'll do for me.

  • Damn now I wish that someone was doing a darker sexier gloomier version of Oz. They could have done that with this cast. But I don't really see that happening

  • duckandcover

    - It looks like another Annie Leibovitz Disney photoshoot in the header.
    - Looks like Alice in Wonderland overall. I was wondering where Tweedledee and Tweedledum were.
    - Out of all the things you could reference in Sam Raimi's career, WHY go with "The director of the Spiderman Trilogy"?

  • NynjaSquirrel

    And only the tiniest glimpse of Mila Kunis in skintight leather trousers... other than that - this needs more CGI.

  • ,

    I've been watching "The Wizard of Oz" for probably something like 45 years and never once have I wondered to myself, "Self, I wonder what the wizard's back story is?" Because you know what? I couldn't possibly -- not even possibly -- give less of a fuck, no matter how much Rachel Weisz you throw at me.

    No, not once.

    No, not less.

  • Nat Kittyface

    Someday I'll actually get an adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, the book. Not The Wizard of Oz, the musical, with some book nods thrown in.

    Today is STILL not that day. *sigh*

  • Lee

    Wow! The scriptwriter is a genius: "I don't want to be a good man, I want to be a great man." I can't believe Franco could keep a straight face and say that at the same time.

  • Garferty

    The bit where he says "I don't want to die, I haven't accomplished anything yet!" sounds like an Editing Room gag.

  • littlealbatross

    Dear Hollywood,

    Please stop casting James Franco. He is not talented. Hot or sexy. In fact he makes me want to hide my children away from his pervy view. He gives me the creeps, and never actually acts- he is always just James Franco is better clothing for each and every role. No, REALLY- STOP CASTING HIM.

  • duckandcover

    James Franco looks like he smells -- much like Johnny Depp. I've also put him in the category of Jay Baruschel in that I think I would get pinkeye from him if we ever shared facilities.

  • TheOtherGreg

    Looks good. I'm in.

  • Anna von Beav

    It sure is sparkly.

    I do love sparkly things. *sigh*

  • Four Eyes

    I hear you. I'm like a magpie myself. Just sad.

  • Erich

    It doesn't look bad by any means, it just doesn't really look great.

  • googergieger

    Tends pounds of douche in a five pound bag.

    Now that's a blurb you can be proud of.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ok, so aside from the CGI and crazy technicolor, can I be the only ticked off that a bunch of witches need a schlubby non-magician to be their savior?

    also. those costumes do not seem as if they belong in the same universe.

  • BWeaves

    They're not in the same universe. I'd be surprised if all the people in the header pic were even in the same room at the same time with the same camera.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Man, I hope Rachel Weisz has an awesome old-timey saloon musical number in this clusterfuck of a movie.

  • Connor King

    Why is this trailer given an article and yet the amazing GTA V trailer that just came out has no coverage? Why?!?

  • duckandcover

    I think video game reviews would instill the hatred that has been wavering these past couple years. Can you imagine Rowles and Co. trying to be functioning members of society while trying to play a video game to review it for the masses? THE MURDERTANK WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS OF REFUELING.

  • prince_of_montagu

    I partially agree with Ghisent (because Pajiba is largely movie-based but would be even more awesome with video game coverage) but OMG, i didn't know the new trailer was out!!! *squeals like a dolphin*

  • Ghisent

    Um... because GTA V is a video game and this is a movie website?

  • Tinkerville

    I can't stop staring at Rachel Weisz's bizarre peacock head in that header picture.

  • mairimba

    The actors are not selling it. They seem awkward and out of place.

  • Erin S

    I'm sure everyone has compared this to Alice in Wonderland and I have no choice but to do the same. I don't know if it's just me or what, but when everything is made out of CGI I just feel nothing from it. It's like the uncanny valley of nature; they have the appearance of trees and hills and animals but something is just off. When someone finds a truly beautiful location to film, we can be in awe of it, or when it is physically built we can appreciate the detail put into it by hand, but when everything is made with a computer? It's just...there. Cool, I guess. Not trying to undermine animation as an art form, but it's just not the same to me.

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  • SHough610

    I'll eat my hat if a conversation similar to this didn't happen:

    Disney Exec: "Get me Tim Burton and Johnny Depp!"

    Assistant: "They're unavailable"

    Disney Exec: "Fine, get me another director who made eccentric movies and an actor with an eccentric personality."

    Assistant: "Sam Rami and James Franco?"

    Disney Exec: "yeah, whatever, I'm late for my 3:30 coke binge."

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Um... is that Oz... the Emerald City, or is it Castle Anthrax???

  • Groundloop

    No oral sex = Emerald City

    Oral sex = Castle Anthrax

    Coincidentally, and sadly, Emerald City is what I call my bedroom.


  • Natallica

    What kind of person shouts "I haven't accomplished anything yet" while being sucked by a goddamn tornado???

  • BWeaves

    Personally, I'd be yelling, "Shit, piss, fuck, fuck, fuck, shit, gleet, lather rinse repeat."

  • Bedewcrock

    right? i'm assuming he Francovised that because who the hell would write that?

  • pzc

    Mila Kunis plays Carmen Sandiego?

  • prince_of_montagu

    I sincerely hope she is. If only to answer the age-old question of "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" She's in Oz, bitches! Plus, i hope she steals something before she hops out of there and into our universe.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well now she's going to be just IMPOSSIBLE to track down! Though I guess we can rule out Kansas...

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Huh. Bummer.

  • Blake

    "and a fantastic female cast (Mila Kunis. Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams),"

    You left out Zach Braff...

    Trailer Rating: Meh.

  • Mrcreosote

    James Franco? Great, now I hope the Wizard gets crushed by a house. repeatedly. A big house. Like a Mike Tyson mansion. That's on fire. And full of rats. And spiders. So to summarize I hope an gigantic monogrammed house full of flaming rats and spiders hops up and down on Mr. Franco's skull. That's what I want.

  • SHough610

    Do you think they should be filming at the time or can that just be for the gag reel?

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