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#21 SCMunnerlyn1


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

no derrr. you didn't realize it was terrible from the previews?

never saw the previews actually :P

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

i watched it with my son for the hell of it, and yeah it was pretty bad, but one thing i noticed is, it's basicly Army Of Darkness for kids...

...possible SPOILERS...

-Ash and Oz are selfish, handsome, womanizing, working class folk who are sucked into a vortex and end up in a strange new land.
-Both “fall from the heavens” in a vessel (Ash crashes on in with a car, Oz blows in on a hot air balloon.)
-Both are thought to be the savior by the people of a strange land who are getting face-raped by evil magic.
-Both are sent through the dark woods leading to an eerie cemetery where they must obtain an item (Ash needs the Necronomicon, Oz needs the Wicked Witch’s wand). Instead they end up attracting more evil.
-Both love interests end up transforming into hideous witches.
-Both overcome their shortcomings and train the noble people of the land to fight and defend against the evil magic.
-Both inspire the quaint village folk with a speech and introduce the people to “modern” technology (i.e.: gunpowder). Both beautifully rendered via montage.
-Both feature an epic battle at a castle.
-Good triumphs over evil with help of modern technology.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

People look for ways to be disappointed nowadays. It wasn't awful. It's not going to win an Oscar, but it was entertaining. As far as the cast goes, Franco's MO as an actor is a little awkward for me. Must be the way he contorts his face, smiles, etc...but it doesn't come off as genuine or with ease as say a Heath Ledger or a Johnny Depp (who has his own peculiarities...but it sells). Mila Kunis was ok...I think the other bad witch was the best cast witch of the lot. As for the movie as a whole...it was ok. I liked the black/white to color shift like the original. We have to also consider the language used in the time period it was put and how it would translate to today. Something we easily look over when our own self importance seems to override something as simple as just sitting and enjoying a movie.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

I went to see Wicked last night...jelly?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

Shoulda gone with JR and I to Rock of Ages.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'd like to see Wicked.

But expensive for 4...will wait for freebies if that ever happens.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Ah, it wasn't that bad. Didn't blow me away - pardon the pun - but I thought it was decent.

It actually made me want to read all of the Baum "Oz" books.

as i recall, the books are really great... though I haven't read all of them.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

I loved the movie. It was some BADDD acting, especially with the background civilians. But, overall not a bad movie. I'd watch it again.

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