View Full Version : Anyone watching Tin Man?
Dec 12, '07, 1:24 PM
I just finished the first episode. Not bad. Hoping it gets better.
I watched it. i was recording it for a friend who is a big Wiz o Oz fan. The recording got messed up but my wife and I both thought it was decent.
Dec 12, '07, 2:23 PM
How are you watching it Samurai? I tried to on the SciFi website and got denied. I think my wife would like it.
Dec 12, '07, 3:01 PM
I tried watching like 10 minutes of it.
Really boring, imo
Effects are ok, but just really-really boring.
I haven't see it yet; but the radio add called it a "bold new reimagining;" and I don't think there are ANY words that scare me more than "bold new reimagining" these days.
Dec 12, '07, 10:46 PM
I watched the first hour and a half, it had a number of clever twists on the theme, but it left me cold and not inspired to finish it on Tivo. It's fairly heavy and adult, with a great deal of fascist brutality. I think it's a warmed over version of what the novel Wicked did very well. That's a movie I'd rather see, though when it gets made it's destined to be based on the musical...
Zooey Deschanel is super cute in it, tho.
Dec 14, '07, 7:44 AM
I watched all 6 hours and overall I enjoyed it. The "reimagining" of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion were creative and worked for me. There are thousands of little hints, remarks and references through out to original OZ, which was fun. While I was pleased with how they deal with the final conflict at the end, I have to admit I hated the way it ended. Someone please tell me there will be a sequal.
Also, I agree with MegoScott I would like to see a movie based on the book Wicked, not the Muscial. By the way if you have not read Wicked and you are diehard OZ fan who likes things the way they are do not read this book it will change you view of OZ. :terror:
Dec 20, '07, 4:28 PM
Its so good
its almost like the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Dec 21, '07, 11:37 AM
I thought Wicked was an excellent book. Haven't read Son of a Witch yet, what is the general opionion on that one?
I thought the musical version of Wicked was very unfortunately given the source material.
Dec 21, '07, 11:49 AM
By the way if you have not read Wicked and you are diehard OZ fan who likes things the way they are do not read this book it will change you view of OZ. :terror:
Does it cast the "good guys" from Oz in a negative light?
Dec 21, '07, 12:19 PM
Wicked is amazing because it presents the Witch as a revolutionary trying to overthrow the status quo. It's not so much as the good guys are bad per se, it's just that there's two sides to every story and the one you have heard is propaganda--history is written by the winners.
Dec 27, '07, 10:12 AM
I think of it kind of like Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead.
I don't really recall it contradicting too much of the original source material (in terms of the first book/movie). But then again I haven't read them in a while for comparison.
For the most part, it seems to depict what is going on offscreen from the Witch's POV. Which creates a different kind of context to the events and a subtext with added dimension.
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