First Trailer for ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’

A few days ago, we got the first peek at the poster for Oz the Great and Powerful, and now with Comic Con International in full swing, we’ve gotten our first look at the trailer of the new film from Sam Raimi.  Starring James Franco as Oz, it’s a big budget Disney fantasy film like they so rarely make anymore.

The trailer honestly looks a little too expensive, like splashing color and CGI design everywhere makes up for the lack of a real story.  We can hope that’s not the case, but it all looks right up the alley of Tim Burton‘s recent work, easily his worst.  Many would argue that Sam Raimi has only declined since Spider-Man 2, and after watching this trailer, I’m inclined to agree.  The director that was once best known for his original takes on storytelling might now be taking the path of Tim Burton, who seems to give up once the design is set for the film.

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