In harsh economic times Hollywood once again opts for what it knows best; the remake! Now there are justifiable reasons for doing this, mainly that there is a better chance that the producers and studios pockets will make back the money they shelled out because people are always curious to see a retelling of a story.
However, I felt that The Wizard of Oz (1939) starring Judy Garland was one of those master pieces that could remain untouched by the tainted remake pool. That being said, the now classic Oz was not the first cinematic version of the story, so maybe in 100 years the 2013 edition directed by Sam Rami will be the new classic! One never knows.
What I am excited about is the cast! James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams will take that infamous stroll down the yellow brick role, but boy do they have so BIG sparkly red shoes to fill! I’m intrigued to see the result of Oz: The Great and the Powerful, and hopefully they take their time to do a darn good job since we have to sit back and patiently wait for 2013 to roll around. Until then, let us look at the advantages of a remake, such as the disappearance of visible painted back drops…hopefully?
What are your thoughts on this remake and the cast? Good or bad?