As Sam Raimi is about to embark on the most decidedly commercial minded film of his whole three decade career with his Tim Burton/Alice in Wonderland-esque Wizard of Oz re-imagining The Great and Powerful Oz, the sad truth is that there’s very little for us die-hard fans of the director to get excited about right now.
Does anyone really want to see a film that ruins the mystery of the great man behind the Oz curtain by revealing all his secrets in this origin flick? No. The power is in the not knowing, and by re-touching & trying to improve upon a film that is so ingrained into the pop culture psyche of every man, woman and child in the Western world and beyond, well it’s a fruitless & completely pointless task, creatively speaking anyway.
Never in his career has Raimi been a sell out director but after years of fighting studio battles, »
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