A new and longer trailer for the upcoming movie Oz The Great and Powerful was just released, and I have to say, I’m pretty into it. And by pretty into it, I mean I’ve already watched it about three times today… okay, maybe four. I can’t help it! I think this movie looks pretty awesome.
Why? Well, a few reasons. For one thing, it’s a Disney movie, and you usually can’t go wrong with that, right? I mean, yeah, they mess up sometimes, but usually you can only expect the best from Disney. For another thing, I am seriously loving the cast. I’m kind of obsessed with James Franco (more on that later), and obviously Mila Kunis is one of my number one girl crushes. I also think Michelle Williams is an amazing actress and I’m excited to see her in a role that doesn’t make me want to cry until all of my tears are dried out. Also? I liked The Wizard of Oz, and I think it’s cool that now we get to see a different side of some of the characters from that movie. A really different side.
But I guess I’m sort of alone in being excited to see what James Franco does with his role as Oscar Diggs (AKA Oz). Apparently, critics everywhere aren’t too thrilled about that casting choice, and honestly, I don’t really get it. What’s up with all the James Franco hate, guys? I know, he totally bombed at hosting the Oscars. He looked like he was half sleepy/half high off of something and seemed like he didn’t really care about Hollywood at all. But, hey, I don’t hold that against him.
I mean, the dude does everything. Everything. He takes college classes in two different schools, participates in art shows, writes books of poetry, contributes to the Huffington Post and acts in good movies, among other things. Have all of these critics watched Pineapple Express? Okay, it’s stupid, but uh, it’s hilarious. Have they even seen him in 27 Hours? He made what could have been a complete snooze-fest something that I couldn’t tear my eyes away from (except during the gross parts).
Maybe I’m missing something as to why James shouldn’t be Oz? I think he’ll bring a fun and charming element to the role. In short, I’m excited to see this colorful movie. Check out the trailer for yourself:
What do you think about this trailer? Do you think you’ll see this movie? How do you feel about James Franco? Tell us in the comments!