New ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Trailer Looks Nothing Like the Original But It Has Plenty of Flying Monkeys At Least (VIDEO)

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Yeah, I don't know. It looks like this might be fun and it certainly has more to it than that first trailer that hit, but at the end of the day, there's only so much CGI I can take before my head explodes. Would it kill someone to build a set instead of just ripping off Tim Burton's production design in Alice in Wonderland? But the premise of how the Wizard got to Oz is intriguing and despite Spider-Man 3, Sam Raimi knows how to deliver.

Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

Oz The Great and Powerful comes to theaters March 8th.

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