In today’s movie trailers, Nickelodeon Studios gives Josh Schwartz a chance to direct a PG-13 teen comedy, while Sam Raimi reveals the origins of the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Did I miss something here? When did Nickelodeon Studios suddenly become the place for teen comedy with a slightly raunchy edge? Granted, this is nothing close to ‘Porky’s’ or even ‘American Pie’ in terms of raunchiness, but according to the trailer, the movie has a strong PG-13 vibe to it. It seems to also have darker edge (however slight) with the little-brother-gone-missing-to-party-with-adults angle. ‘Chuck’ creator Josh Schwartz makes his directorial debut. Hopefully, the Halloween comedy will live up to what the trailer promises.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
I find the start of this teaser to be a rather cheesy homage to ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but also cleverly amusing for that same reason. The movie, which is intended as a prequel to the classic musical, features a strong cast and looks highly imaginative. It also reminds me of Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which is sort of disappointing because I didn’t care for that one. Most surprising is that Sam Raimi has directed, because the movie looks nothing like his usual stuff. That could be the film’s blessing or its demise. Still, I like what I see. As of right now, I’m intrigued.
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