Maybe some day I’ll make it to San Diego Comic Con. But until then, I stay tuned to the pictures and videos that emerge. First we had posters for “The Hobbit” and “Pacific Rim.” Now we have a trailer for “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” Check it out.
Coming out on March 8, 2013, it’s a Disney film, directed by Sam Raimi, so it does look a little silly. The movie features a pretty strong cast, including James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis. But I’m not completely sold on this one–too cutesy? too childish? Then again, the same criticisms could be used to describe “The Wizard of Oz.” But I do like the black-and-white to color switch and I do like the flying monkeys. What do you think?