Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 8)
Starring: Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, Zach Braff
Directed By: Sam Raimi
For the Kids: Flying monkeys. Witches. The Emerald City. All the things that we’ve known and loved about the original Wizard of Oz brought to life in this prequel, of sorts, when the Wizard lands in Oz and tries to stop the Wicked Witch of the West. Fair warning, the trailers are a little on the scary side, so younger kids (or grown adults who are still freaked out by the whole “I’ll get you my pretty” thing) might want to cover their eyes or stay at home.
For the Adults: Well, we’ve been hoping for Wicked to be brought to the screen, but this is a good placeholder in the meantime. James Franco as the Wizard seems to oddly work and the cast is filled with a lot of people we really like. We’ve got major high hopes for this one, and not just so we can sing “We’re off to see the Wizard” when we buy our tickets on Fandango.
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