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THE TIN MAN is a comedy about an actor who, after repeatedly being mistaken for a killer he portrayed in a television crime show (like America's Most Wanted), is drawn into a crime ... See full summary »
Crafty St. James
Crafty St. James,
Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. This well-known story takes a twist in this SyFy adaptation as DG battles the sorceress Azkadellia along with the help of four friends; Glitch, a former adviser to the Queen whose brain has been removed; Raw, a psychic empath; and Wyatt Cain, a former police man (aka Tin-man) who has been imprisoned in an iron suit, forced to watch his family's destruction time and time again. Although parallels can be made to the original book this story takes its own path down the yellow brick road. Written by
The numbers Glitch gives Cain to deactivate Azkadellia's device include several historically significant dates: 1066 (the year of the Norman invasion of Britain), 1666 (the Great Fire of London) and 1789 (the French Revolution). See more »
Throughout most of the first episode, Glitch repeats himself constantly. This "glitch" is completely forgotten in the second and third episodes. See more »
Gotta be careful not to lose your marbles.
But ah, since the sorceress made her medicos take mine, well, you flick the abacus.
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This may only apply to the extended credits on the DVD release: the character name Dorothy Gale is misspelled "Dorthy". See more »
I'll admit, I may be giving this a higher rating than it deserves due to my VERY low expectations of it and the fact that I never liked The Wizard of Oz to begin with...
It really is more of a re-imagining of the story than a modernization. It takes the theme and the characters and takes them in broader directions than the typical, "I wish I had a heart," said the broken-hearted Tin Man.
It's also nice to see that the movie is actually utilizing real sets other than relying on a green screen 100% of the time- Are you listening George Lucas? Honestly, I'm quite liking it. Good pacing. I love Zooey Deschanel. The best thing I can compare it to is The 10th Kingdom, but it's actually much better than that movie too.
Give it a chance. Keep your expectations very low, and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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