Release: March 8, 2013
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, James Franco, and Michelle Williams
Director: Sam Raimi
Plot: 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.
Thoughts: This trailer is really well done. Not only do they incorporate the difference between the black and white world to the colorful Land of Oz, there’s a grand transition to a wider screen size and it’s magical. Nice little touch there and if the trailer is any indicator of how good the movie is, this looks to be a good one.