‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Theatrical Trailer: Action, Humor and Special Effects In A Magical Sam Raimi World
Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
This March, Sam Raimi takes us off to meet the Wizard, who’ll become the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Oz the Great and Powerful opens March 8 and stars James Franco as a Kansas magician who is whisked off to the magical land of Oz and forced to help save it from a trio of feuding witches, played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.
The new full length trailer has just been released and in it you’ll catch a glimpse at just how massive and bright Raimi’s movie is. Check it out below.
Head to Apple.com to see the trailer in full HD, but here’s the embed.
This latest trailer starts off just like July’s teaser, but then expands quickly, giving audiences lots of the Oz iconography we’re familiar with from the 1939 film, as well as a hearty dose of the story. The film is seemingly about a man forced to be something he’s not, maybe initially out of greed. But eventually, we know that he’ll become the Wizard of Oz.
What do you think of the latest trailer?
Here’s the plot description:
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.