Is Sam Raimi's OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL A Ripoff Of ARMY OF DARKNESS

Hit the jump to check out a video that points out the glaring similarities between Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful and his other film, 1992's Army of Darkness. Is it a shot-for-shot remake?

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By nailbiter111 - 7/15/2013





Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), 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 (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), 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.
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LucasMend - 7/15/2013, 5:09 PM
same with Iron Man 3 and The Incredibles hehe.
Ikhthus - 7/15/2013, 5:11 PM
I haven't seen the new Oz, but if it is, what difference does it make? He made AoD.
JordanKing - 7/15/2013, 5:12 PM
Wait.. do people still expect originality in this day and age?
Greengo - 7/15/2013, 5:13 PM
WHAT SORCERY IS THIS???!!!
MrReese - 7/15/2013, 5:19 PM
Haha I didn't even notice this shit.Prolly y I enjoyed Oz.
bagadoosh - 7/15/2013, 5:20 PM
TheOneAboveAll - 7/15/2013, 5:23 PM
CyberBishop - 7/15/2013, 5:25 PM
WGAS...
shaunmagg - 7/15/2013, 5:27 PM
This is stupid. You're trying to tell the backstory of a character in a movie that was made in 1939 that was originally a book published in 1900. It's not like Raimi made these characters from scratch.
MrMartinMarvel - 7/15/2013, 5:31 PM
*Boom*
RamonSuarez - 7/15/2013, 5:31 PM
Wowza, what an amazing breakdown. I wonder if Raimi ripped off himself to make Oz or if he just ripped off the original Frank Baum text to make Army of Darkness.
Fastestmanalive - 7/15/2013, 5:35 PM
Totally disagree, Oz was a great and visually stunning film, tons of fun.
prettynucIear - 7/15/2013, 5:39 PM
I turned off Oz after 10 mins
Praetorian - 7/15/2013, 5:41 PM
He made the movie from scratch you dolt
PapaMidnite - 7/15/2013, 5:48 PM
Wow!! That was... AWESOME!! LOL
jasonicus - 7/15/2013, 5:49 PM
I bet this guy is a joy to be around.
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2013, 5:53 PM
Dafuq?
Greengo - 7/15/2013, 5:59 PM
Yeah but OZ had better sfx, AoD had better ACTING!!!
RamonSuarez - 7/15/2013, 6:01 PM
Lets face it.

Raimi's stuff comes across as very cheesy. I remember thinking Darkman and Army of Darkness were two of the greatest movies I've ever seen when I was 10-12 years old. Looking back at them I realize how overdone they really were.
damntree - 7/15/2013, 6:07 PM
Maddox really reaching with those "similarities."
ManCalledSting - 7/15/2013, 6:07 PM
I don't agree with him that same Raimi has made some of the best films.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/15/2013, 6:08 PM
So Oz was a remake after all?
SnapperCarr - 7/15/2013, 6:23 PM
lol @ these comments
pro346 - 7/15/2013, 6:39 PM
@pretty nuclear so you only watched the black and white parts at the start?
darkjoker1 - 7/15/2013, 6:58 PM
i liked both movies this is Raimi he can do what he want and you know what it totally worked in OZ and that 10 second bruce campbell cameo -_-
EpitomeofAwesome - 7/15/2013, 7:22 PM
Holy shit. I really liked Oz. Some of the stuff Raimi couldn't help, though. Like the transported thru a tornado, on a hot air balloon, taken to a castle... etc. etc. That stuff had to be done
MalteseFalcon - 7/15/2013, 7:26 PM
damn
CharlesLord - 7/15/2013, 8:12 PM
havent watched the video yet but he made AoD sooooo its not like hes ripping off someone elses movie lol
superotherside - 7/15/2013, 8:25 PM
Wait someone cares?

;P
osideous - 7/15/2013, 8:41 PM
lmao, this is just funny
PeterDarker - 7/15/2013, 9:00 PM
"I liked em' both". Well no shit. Hard to like one and not the other if it's the same thing. DERP!
Ceejay - 7/15/2013, 10:07 PM
Wow, millions of movies in existence and this guy finds tenuous similarities between just two... riiiiggghht!

@RamonSuarez - You do understand the slightly cheesy tone and screwball humor in Raimi's films are intentional, right? It's always been his homage to his favorite era of movies in the 30's and 40's type serials and Three Stooges capers, hence the similarities.
DudeGuyMan - 7/15/2013, 11:29 PM
Raimi did promise a new Army of Darkness film.



Phlegmbot - 7/15/2013, 11:46 PM
Take away the elements of fantasy -- the alternate world, flying creatures, etc. -- either of these movies could also be The Wild Bunch (1969)...

...or Three Amigos. (1986)
sameoldthing - 7/16/2013, 6:21 AM
I liked both movies..AOD was the much cooler of course.
OZ was basically a kiddie film.

It really seems Raimi ripped off himself..he needs to come up with new material.
lucio7lopez - 7/16/2013, 10:58 AM
Is true, is the same story! Woooo!

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