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Well done, Tinker, your machine works beautifully!
That's just workmanship. What he displayed was true courage.
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Jeez. The haters are out in full force on opening day concerning Oz, The Great and Powerful. If you don't enjoy fantasy films, why did you go? If you were expecting this new vision to be the 1939 Judy Garland classic, why did you go? No one should have expected director Sam Raimi to adhere to the rules, "Evil Dead", anyone? Raimi has crafted a pretty wondrous Oz here, best viewed in 3D. He gives many, many nods to the the 39' MGM classic if you're smart enough to catch them. The color saturated images that match the 39' version, the 4.39 black/white/sepia opening that moves out to color (especially in IMAX), and especially Mila Kunis' re-imagining the Witch of the West with very affectionate tribute to the long gone Margaret Hamilton (especially in the first shadow appearance of the Witch). What's not to enjoy here? The story? It did its job, since everyone should have expected it to unfold as it did. So many posters here evidently wanted "War and Peace" or "Out of Africa"....this was not the venue.
Raimi has given us a gorgeous Oz. He has given us the information we need to segue into the Garland classic. His Oz is both beautiful and dangerous, as the fans of the books already knew. He draws interesting and understated performances from his cast, even Franco and Kunis, who are being unfairly crucified by viewers who wanted unbridled histrionics from the actors. Franco was properly sleazy, and Kunis was properly bipolar.
I am a huge fan of the 1939 classic, but never expected the loving connections Sam Raimi so adroitly wove into the landscape of this tribute to an American film icon. If you just relaxed,gave in to your inner child, and stopped being so bitchy, you would have had a wondrous and fast moving experience in magic. Props to Michelle Williams as Glinda, the real (and very moving) heart of this movie.
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