How did Oz get its wizard? That’s the question Oz: The Great and Powerful sets out to answer. The movie opens in Kansas as Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a philanderer and second rate circus wizard, is swept away in his hot air balloon by a tornado to the topsy-turvy world of Oz. After a bumpy crash landing, Oscar encounters three witches; Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Director Sam Raimi creates a technicolour wonderland which is bought vividly to life through amazing special effects.
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Oz: the Great and Powerful is a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, so in its honour we wanted to know which other classic (old or new) family favourites you would like to see return to the big screen. Would you like to see a pop-music remake of the Sound of Music, or perhaps a revved up version of Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang, complete with a Ferrari? Could Anne Hathway breathe some life into Mary Poppins and star as a hip young nanny, or would you like to see what The Goonies are up to now? Let us know which of your favourites you’d be keen to revisit and why!
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