Just a few things I want to say
about this sneak peek about James Franco—
—There’s such a large part of me that wants to punch James Franco right in the face. I know he’s harmless enough (at least in this video), but still. The fact remains.
—“I’m an English student now.” Yeah, well, too f-cking bad you can’t speed your speaking pace up a bit and quit savoring the sound of every single word coming out of your damn mouth.
—UGH JAMES FRANCO.
With regard to the film itself, as per the synopsis:
When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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.
I’m not going to lie—it sounds pretty good. I’m a huge, huge, huge fan of the original Wizard of Oz movie (and books, of course), and I think this could be pretty decent, if done properly. Let’s just hope James Franco and his Big Giant Head doesn’t ruin it for everyone involved, you know?