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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2012, 05:32:51 PM »

he must be talking about Winkie Country.
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« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2012, 07:23:08 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 13, 2012, 10:16:12 AM

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Quote from: metallicorphan on July 13, 2012, 12:57:03 AM

I wonder if the Wicked Witch who got Dorothy's house parked on her head is the main baddie in this one

Did the Witch of the East have winkies, too? I must consult my wife, who has read ALL the Oz books and knows crap like that.

What the hell are Winkies?,LOL....is that the technical term for Flying Monkeys?

That's what Baum called the WINged monKEYS. In the Oz books they're an enslaved race with a sad backstory. (edit) Which is not what the wiki says, but I'm sticking to it anyway.
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« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2012, 09:40:32 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2012, 05:44:59 PM »

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Isn't there a statute of limitations on spoilers?

The next thing you know, someone will try to convince us that the Titanic sank.

Thx. Movie ruined. Never saw it ,was going to watch it tonight. Ruined my evening with the wife. Fuck!

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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2012, 07:55:54 PM »

If nothing else, that poster is rather nice. Almost makes me wish it were a game.
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« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2012, 11:18:23 PM »

another trailer.  definitely liking what I see.
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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2012, 03:09:57 AM »

That looks surprisingly awesome.
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« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2012, 02:45:02 PM »

Nothing surprising about it, there's some great talent behind this film.
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« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2013, 10:40:59 PM »

Although getting some very average reviews and also average opening day,Oz The Great and Powerful clawed some back for the Saturday and managed to have a decent weekend,making $80 million domestically,and altogether $150 million worldwide

so should have no problem at least getting its $200 million back

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Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:    $80,278,000      53.5%
+ Foreign:    $69,900,000      46.5%
= Worldwide:    $150,178,000   

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Apparently there is already talk of a sequel(a new sequel i mean)
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« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2013, 11:23:52 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 10, 2013, 10:40:59 PM

Apparently there is already talk of a sequel(a new sequel i mean)

a sequel to the prequel!  and then a prequel to that sequel!  and finally a sequel to to the sequel!
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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 02:23:34 AM »

Between the trailer and the ads and the reviews, I don't think this is worth enduring a trip to the theater. Will probably add it to the netflix queue and see it in a year or two.
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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 05:50:45 AM »

Some friends wanted to go so I ended up seeing it this weekend.  It’s enjoyable enough while you’re watching it but easily forgotten a few hours later. 

When the movie does its own thing it is actually quite successful; the problem is it always reels itself back in to play it safe and tries too hard to connect to the original.  The worst offender here is any scene involving the traditional green witch.  Her mannerisms are straight out of the original and don’t fit the tone of the movie or how her character acted prior to being green.  Also, her “origin story” is pretty lame. (Note: I never read the books so I can’t comment on if they stick to the subject matter here.)

The 3D was quite good, something I don’t say often.

On the whole I would say it’s worth a rental but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.
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« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2013, 11:41:51 PM »

Just saw this,I liked it,it wasn't massively amazing or anything but it was enjoyable

some people have been saying Mila Kunis has been miscast for this,but i quite liked her TBH


The Green Witch made me laugh,seemed they were having fun with her character

Spoiler for Hiden:
They did a 'Darth Vader' with the Green Witch origin story and made her a classic tragedy character instead,fooled into becoming Wicked and Evil(and not as hot...although....ahem)


this line got me thinking for a few moments as well...
I'm not the wizard you were expecting, but I may be the wizard you need.


and then it hit me,reminded me of this...
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now"

Oh,and i heard someone asking why it was in Black and White at the beginning of the film Roll Eyes...although personally i would of made it Sepia
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2013, 03:53:56 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 12, 2013, 11:41:51 PM

Mila Kunis has been miscast for this,but i quite liked her TBH


I was mostly distracted by the fact that she had a sister with a British accent.  Must have been adopted.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2013, 04:44:52 PM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on March 12, 2013, 11:41:51 PM

Mila Kunis has been miscast for this,but i quite liked her TBH


I was mostly distracted by the fact that she had a sister with a British accent.  Must have been adopted.  icon_biggrin

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I just learnt today that before this was out,there was 3 Oz films in pre-production/idea stage

One was to be a modern day version-sounds shit
One was a Drew Barrymore directed film named Surrender Dorothy which would star the great,great grandchild of Dorothy-sounds shit

and finally there was a Non-Musical remake of The Wizard of Oz to be done by Guillermo Del Toro starring Christoph Waltz...which sounds friggin' great

However,with Disney beating everyone to the table i think they have all been scrapped,but there are rumours that Warner want to get in on the Oz action
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« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2013, 06:41:42 AM »

10 days in and not doing too badly

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Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:    $145,026,000      51.5%
+ Foreign:    $136,800,000      48.5%
= Worldwide:    $281,826,000   
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« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2013, 12:19:06 PM »

Saw it this weekend, and I was expecting to be disappointed, but overall I liked it quite a bit.  I wanted to love it, though.

I, too, think Mila Kunis was miscast.  I like her a lot, and she went all out, so I'll give her that, but she just has a way of speaking that doesn't fit this film.  Her voice rhythm is too teen still or something (interestingly, I wasn't hearing that as much before things went bad).  Some review I read said it was like hearing the witch as angry Meg Griffin.

Some of that holds for Franco, too.  His way of speaking was a little too modern, IMO.  There were moments where he didn't seem completely committed, too.

There was also something about the special effects that were trying to make the world seem epic, but somehow had the opposite effect.  It felt very closed, somehow.  It often felt like a bunch of small sets stapled together to look big.  There were also some amazing moments, but then some lame ones.  Things were blurry that shouldn't have been (I did not see it in 3D).  There was a horse in the background when they left Oz that stopped moving then slid across the scene. It was like it had been animated in the 90s.

OTOH, the China Girl was a thing of beauty.  I loved every single thing about her.  The look, the performance, the fragility (even if no one holding her seemed to have their hands in quite the right spot).  She was absolutely my favorite character.

I was expecting to hate Zach Braff, but I wound up liking both incarnations of him.

Rachel Weisz was good, too.  And Michelle Williams was able to capture the sweet yet knowing essence of Glinda without doing the voice.

I thought the big payoff scene in Oz where the wizard pulls his powers together was pretty cool.  

So, overall, not perfect, but a lot better than I feared it might be.

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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2014, 03:58:56 AM »

Arise, thread!

This one finally floated to the top of the queue and got watched tonight. It benefited from low expectations.

Negatives: Simple plot, writing, and moralizing clearly aimed at children. Kunis is no Margaret Hamilton. (I also didn't believe that anybody could jilt Mila Kunis for Rachel Weisz and especially not for Michelle Williams, but that's probably just me.) Over-the-top Candyland graphics were over the top. Danny Elfman score, but that might just be me. Munchkin actors weren't real dwarfs (or "little people" or whatever we're supposed to call dwarfs now). 

Positives: It wasn't a musical. Homage to the 1939 movie was respectful and not too blatant. Kunis nailed the Wicked Witch's cackle, plus green cleavage is surprisingly attractive. Rachel Weisz, just because, but that might just be me. According to my Ozophile wife, who reminds me regularly that she read all of Baum's Oz books multiple times, it accurately fleshed out the Ozoverse -- did you know that the Tinkers built the Tin Man? Above all, it was entertaining and moved at a good clip. It's not in the same league as The Wizard of Oz but it's a good contribution to Oz canon.   
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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2014, 01:45:03 PM »

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Munchkin actors weren't real dwarfs (or "little people" or whatever we're supposed to call dwarfs now). 


I don't think you're right about that.
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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2014, 07:42:16 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 27, 2014, 01:45:03 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 27, 2014, 03:58:56 AM

Munchkin actors weren't real dwarfs (or "little people" or whatever we're supposed to call dwarfs now). 


I don't think you're right about that.

You're right. I thought I'd read somewhere that they used a combination of child actors and camera tricks, but apparently I'm mistaken.
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« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2014, 09:03:13 PM »

I watched a few minutes of it just as he arrived in Oz and was amazed at both the mediocre script and acting, and also that a movie made 75 years before could look so much more realistic.
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