My first inclination when seeing this latest clip from Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful is to wonder if it would have been a part of the film had the film not been made in 3-D. I don't know when the script by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire and I have no idea if bubble travel was ever part of L. Frank Baum's Oz works, but as soon as I saw this clip I couldn't help but wonder if it would have ever existed had it not been made in 3-D.
Obviously, seeing something like this out of context isn't the best way to judge something, which is the main reason I stay clear of watching trailers and the majority of marketing, but since I did watch 27 seconds of this 71-second clip I thought I'd share my thoughts before sharing it with you.
What do you think and can you think of any scenes from recent films that may not have made the final cut or even been thought of had it not been for the idea of seeing them in 3-D?
Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. 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 of Oz but into a better man as well.