The implied audience for Oz: The Great and Powerful are people who have seen,... The Apparition. In other words, the multi-million dollar Disney which surprised me with how good it is, in spite of me not being a fan of any of the four leading actors, makes a powerful case against the little-seen film that got so much hype and fell so flat. Why? There are at least two themes in Oz shared with The Apparition, whose tagline is, "Once you believe, you die." This theme of "believing" is prevalent throughout Oz, because if we don't believe, we die. And the second theme is,...
Even if you did see The Apparition, you probably didn't watch the end credits, where this exact photograph of Edison (above) appears, for no reason whatsoever. Edison is never mentioned by name in the film or even by invention, BUT the house being haunted is next to an electric field and those towers of electricity, resulting from inventions by Edison, are constantly in the audiences range of vision. This is all I will say about it now, but while I work on the Oz post, you might want to take a quick look at Entities Of Power: The Apparition & Thomas Edison which I only posted because reader John Wilson asked me to,... Thanks, John!
Here is the second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness; please look for themes we have seen before:
No, that's not a trick question that we saw him in the first Star Trek before, but the characteristics he exhibits? We see his rebelliousness in Tony Stark (Iron Man, with Spock as his Jarvis) and Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) in Battleship and we see this in the characters in After Earth (Will Smith's son, trailer below) and Tom Cruise's character in Oblivion (and to at least some degree, we can add Duke Hauser [Channing Tatum] in GI Joe and Bruce Willis' character in Die Hard), and we have to ask why these qualities of rebelliousness Kirk embodies and so many American heroes do? Americans don't do things the way others do. BUT, there is a rather ominous erupting volcano: the last days of Pompeii? The destruction of Atlantis?
No, this isn't breaking news of North Korea attacking the US,... yet. This spot for Olympus Has Fallen shows us that the White House has literally been taken over by the Communists, and you thought I was just paranoid,...
Spring Breakers is the story of four college student girls who rob a fast food shack (and what kind of business it is is important) to fund their spring break,... Yes, this is like The Bling Ring coming out, and like Project X:
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