Snack Time: Commentary

Oz, The Great and Powerful

Disney has yet again reimagined a beloved childhood classic into a masterfully designed and directed major motion picture. Oz: The Great And Powerful takes a closer look into the life of the man that started it all, The Wizard of Oz.  Director Sam Raimi, who has also directed box office hits such as the Spiderman trilogies, carries his viewers on a mystifying journey into the Land of Oz, offering an alternative storyline, similar to the hit Broadway musical Wicked. Through advancements in computer animation and technology, Oz is transformed into a magical wonderland filled with vibrant colors and mind-blowing visual effects. When traditional stories and films are recreated into modern masterpieces, children are given a chance to experience timeless classics in fun and innovative ways. Living in the 21st century, most kids expect their films to be filled with visual effects and action, and judging by the previews and production photos, they will not be disappointed. Hopefully this modern interpretation of The Wizard of Oz  will inspire children to go out and discover the original film and book. Furthermore, by adding a more multi-faceted dimension to the original plot, it enables an older generation to relive the joy that The Wizard of Oz  once brought them.  The film features an all-star cast including James Franco, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.  Take a closer look at the trailer for the upcoming film here, and see if you think it will live up to the high expectations surrounding it. It is due in theatres across the nation in the spring of 2013.

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