History Film / OzTheGreatAndPowerful

1st Aug '17 4:48:05 AM valar55
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The film is adapted from Creator/LFrankBaum's 1900 novel ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. It is intended as a {{prequel}} to the book, more than the original film. As in the book, Oz is a real place, with the Wizard being somebody who came long ago in a balloon he didn't know how to use properly. It thematically resembles the 1939 film ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' - starting in black and white, with the main characters resembling people Oz knew in Kansas, and serves an origin story, showing how Oz came to the kingdom.

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The film is adapted from Creator/LFrankBaum's 1900 novel ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. It is intended as a {{prequel}} to the book, more than the original film. As in the book, Oz is a real place, with the Wizard being somebody who came long ago in a balloon he didn't know how to use properly. It thematically resembles the 1939 film ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' - starting in black and white, with the main characters resembling people Oz knew in Kansas, and serves as an origin story, showing how Oz came to the kingdom.



* MissingTrailerScene: Oscar and Theodora riding through the Emerald City in a carriage.
20th Jun '17 12:04:23 PM fearlessnikki
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Evanora and Theodora.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Evanora and Theodora.even when trying to charm Oz is still quite aloof. Averted with Theodora, who's a ShrinkingViolet.



* AncientArtifact: Most witches, good and bad, appears to draw power from a [[MagicalAccessory jeweled artifact]]. Glinda uses a wand, Evanora has a huge jewel in a pendant, and Theodora has a ruby ring. Breaking the artifact deprives the witch of all her power and breaks certain enchantments; [[spoiler:that's what happens to Evanora at the end (though she appears to have gotten some powers back by the time ''The Wizard of Oz'' takes place).]] Oddly, though, the Wicked With of the West is never shown to have one.
* AndYouWereThere[=/=]ActingForTwo: As an homage to the original 1939 ''Wizard of Oz'' film, several actors play and voice characters in both Kansas and Oz.

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* AncientArtifact: Most witches, good and bad, appears to draw power from a [[MagicalAccessory jeweled artifact]]. Glinda uses a wand, Evanora has a huge jewel in a pendant, and Theodora has a ruby ring. Breaking the artifact deprives the witch of all her power and breaks certain enchantments; [[spoiler:that's what happens to Evanora at the end (though she appears end.]] This comes straight from the original Oz books; witches made power centres to focus their magic. If it was broken, she'd be left powerless but would still have gotten some powers the knowledge to make another. [[spoiler: This is presumably how Evanora managed to come back into power by the time ''The Wizard of Oz'' takes place).]] Oddly, though, the Wicked With of the West is never shown to have one.
original film]].
* AndYouWereThere[=/=]ActingForTwo: AndYouWereThere: As an homage to the original 1939 ''Wizard of Oz'' film, several actors play and voice characters in both Kansas and Oz.



* AscendedExtra: The Wicked Witch of the East, who's just a pair of feet sticking out from beneath a house in Dorothy's tale, is now the BigBad villain who instigates all the trouble in Oz.

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* AscendedExtra: The Wicked Witch of the East, who's just a pair of feet sticking out from beneath a house in Dorothy's tale, is now the BigBad villain who instigates all the trouble in Oz. There is some justification since the canonical Witch of the East was a tyrannical ruler in both the original book and film.



* BaitAndSwitchBoss[=/=]RightBehindMe: Oz discovers Finley tied up in vines, begging to be freed before he gets eaten.

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* BaitAndSwitchBoss[=/=]RightBehindMe: BaitAndSwitchBoss: Oz discovers Finley tied up in vines, begging to be freed before he gets eaten.



* BarrierMaiden: Glinda.

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* BarrierMaiden: Glinda.Glinda keeps the Quadlings safe with her magic bubble. [[spoiler: It's destroyed when Evanora and Theodora team up]].



* BreakTheHaughty: This is done to Evanora in the climax. She's completely fooled by Oscar's tricks and even runs inside in terror.



* ChewingTheScenery / LargeHam: When the great and powerful Oz "reveals" his true form, he ramps up his performance to magnificent levels. [[spoiler:Theodora]] rivals him quite well in this respect after [[spoiler:her FaceHeelTurn.]]

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* ChewingTheScenery / LargeHam: ChewingTheScenery: When the great and powerful Oz "reveals" his true form, he ramps up his performance to magnificent levels. [[spoiler:Theodora]] rivals him quite well in this respect after [[spoiler:her FaceHeelTurn.]]



* EvilBrit: Evanora.

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* EvilBrit: Evanora. Notably she's the more naturally evil of the two Wicked Witches and the only one to have an English accent.



* EvilMakesYouUgly[=/=]RedRightHand: When a witch chooses to become thoroughly wicked, she dramatically loses her beauty, as seen with the Wicked Witch of the West and also [[spoiler:the true form of the Wicked Witch of the East]]. This may be a reference to Glinda's line in the original film that "[[BeautyEqualsGoodness Only bad witches are ugly]]."

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* EvilMakesYouUgly[=/=]RedRightHand: EvilMakesYouUgly: When a witch chooses to become thoroughly wicked, she dramatically loses her beauty, as seen with the Wicked Witch of the West and also [[spoiler:the true form of the Wicked Witch of the East]]. This may be a reference to Glinda's line in the original film that "[[BeautyEqualsGoodness Only bad witches are ugly]]."



* FacePalm: Oscar's assistant Frank does one when May, Oscar's new female assistant for his show, completely misses her cue to raise her hand when he asks for a volunteer from the audience. See also the entry for TheDitz further up on the page.

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* FacePalm: FacePalm:
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Oscar's assistant Frank does one when May, Oscar's new female assistant for his show, completely misses her cue to raise her hand when he asks for a volunteer from the audience. See also the entry for TheDitz further up on the page.



* {{Fanservice}}: Theodora/[[spoiler:The Wicked Witch of the West]], Evanora, and Glinda wear some rather low-cut and revealing outfits, and are all incredibly beautiful witches. And as a tiny bonus, Theodora strips down to her corset during her transformation sequence.

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
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Theodora/[[spoiler:The Wicked Witch of the West]], Evanora, and Glinda wear some rather low-cut and revealing outfits, and are all incredibly beautiful witches. And as a tiny bonus, Theodora strips down to her corset during her transformation sequence.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Oscar and Theodora's DanceOfRomance in the field is accompanied by a shot tilting up to the sky, heavily implying that they did more than just dance.



* LargeHam: Oscar is a very over-the-top person, which is understandable, due to his background as a stage magician.



* LightIsGood: Glinda, obviously.

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* LightIsGood: Glinda, obviously. Even more so than the original version where she was red haired and wore pink. Here she is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde]] and wears white. Her magic is even color-coded as white.



* {{Retraux}}: As a nod to the original film, the scenes in Kansas are shot in sepia and have a pillar box aspect ratio. As soon as we enter Oz, we go into colour and the aspect ratio widens.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Theodora, rather wisely, ''doesn't'' hang around when all of the shit hits the all of the fans.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Theodora, ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
**[[spoiler:Theodora,
rather wisely, ''doesn't'' hang around when all of the shit hits the all of the fans.]]



* ShoutOut: To the creator of the Oz novels: Oscar Diggs works for the ''Baum'' Brothers Circus.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To the creator of the Oz novels: Oscar Diggs works for the ''Baum'' Brothers Circus.
29th May '17 1:10:50 AM BlackSwan81
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** Theodora's red outfit is awfully reminiscent of the [[Main/TheRedMage Red Mage/Wizard]]'s outfit from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI the first Final Fantasy]]. Right down to the wide-brimmed red hat with a white feather. (Granted, her ''entire'' outfit isn't red, but nonetheless...)
27th Apr '17 4:32:37 PM jormis29
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** Zach Braff: Frank, Oscar's assistant/the voice of Finley, the friendly flying monkey.

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** Zach Braff: Creator/ZachBraff: Frank, Oscar's assistant/the voice of Finley, the friendly flying monkey.
30th Mar '17 11:32:32 PM PaulA
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** When Oz tucks the China Girl into her bed, he begins to talk about his hero Thomas Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. He begins by saying, "Where I come from..." In ''TheWizardOfOz'', the Wizard used that same turn of phrase when talking to Dorothy and her friends.

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** When Oz tucks the China Girl into her bed, he begins to talk about his hero Thomas Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. He begins by saying, "Where I come from..." In ''TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Wizard used that same turn of phrase when talking to Dorothy and her friends.



* PerspectiveFlip: It's told from the perspective of TheWizardOfOz.
30th Dec '16 7:05:32 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* AncientArtifact: Every witch, good and bad, appears to draw power from a [[MagicalAccessory jeweled artifact]]. Glinda uses a wand, Evanora has a huge jewel in a pendant, and Theodora has a ruby ring. Breaking the artifact deprives the witch of all her power and breaks certain enchantments; [[spoiler:that's what happens to Evanora at the end.]]

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* AncientArtifact: Every witch, Most witches, good and bad, appears to draw power from a [[MagicalAccessory jeweled artifact]]. Glinda uses a wand, Evanora has a huge jewel in a pendant, and Theodora has a ruby ring. Breaking the artifact deprives the witch of all her power and breaks certain enchantments; [[spoiler:that's what happens to Evanora at the end.]]end (though she appears to have gotten some powers back by the time ''The Wizard of Oz'' takes place).]] Oddly, though, the Wicked With of the West is never shown to have one.
18th Nov '16 3:09:53 PM Jdb1984
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:Even Evanora looks unnerved when [[Spoiler:Theodora]] explains her plans to take over.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards:Even Evanora looks unnerved when [[Spoiler:Theodora]] [[spoiler:Theodora]] explains her plans to take over.
18th Nov '16 3:02:34 PM Jdb1984
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:Even Evanora looks disgusted when [[Spoiler:Theodora]] explains her plans to take over.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards:Even Evanora looks disgusted unnerved when [[Spoiler:Theodora]] explains her plans to take over.
18th Nov '16 3:00:51 PM Jdb1984
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:Even Evanora looks disgusted when [[Spoiler:Theodora]] explains her plans to take over.
30th Oct '16 10:56:34 AM Anddrix
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''Oz: The Great and Powerful'' is a 2013 fantasy film directed by Creator/SamRaimi, and produced by the same people behind Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' and following the leads of then-recent DarkerAndEdgier versions of notable literary creations such as the aforementioned ''Alice in Wonderland'', Creator/GuyRitchie's ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films, and ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.

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''Oz: The Great and Powerful'' is a 2013 fantasy film directed by Creator/SamRaimi, and produced by the same people behind Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' and following the leads of then-recent DarkerAndEdgier versions of notable literary creations such as the aforementioned ''Alice in Wonderland'', Creator/GuyRitchie's ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films, and ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.



* DarkerAndEdgier: In the vein of Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In the vein of Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.
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