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Wicked Movie Musical Teaser

Malinda5000
#1Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 7:12pm

So I just saw the trailer and it looks amazing.
But we’ll see…The Color Purple Movie Trailer looked

amazing when it first came out but we know how that movie ended up.

anyway Errivo’s ending of Defying Gravity sounds interesting.

Can’t wait to check it out Thanksgiving 2024.

 

What do you guys think?

Speed
#2Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 7:17pm

The Color Purple turned out to be a good movie with multiple award nominations.

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#3Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 7:17pm

Gives away way too much for a teaser.
Also too much CGI.

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Wick3
#4Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 7:23pm

Yeah i also thought too much CGI.

They both looked older than college/university students. I just hope it won't have the same backlash as Dear Evan Hansen movie.

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TotallyEffed
#5Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 7:29pm

Wicked spans years. People need to get over the fact that they aren’t 18 in the first half.

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hak5
#6Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 8:10pm

looks like there's a time change  as you see the tinman and scarecrow before they are changed from their former selves 

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TotallyEffed
#7Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 8:21pm

hak5 said: "looks like there's a time change as you see the tinman and scarecrow before they are changed from their former selves"

I suspect that’s from the opening of the film before we go back in time. Maybe the film opens with Dorothy and Co. reporting to the Wizard that they’ve killed the Wicked Witch.

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John Adams
#8Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 10:32pm

Ariana Grande's makeup styling looks really, *really* unnatural.  Her look reminds me of the Wayan brothers' whiteface in the movie "White Chicks", or Ben Platt's "uncanny valley" face in "Dear Evan Hanson".  What would be so "wrong", or unacceptable if Galinda were LatinX? I can't think of a single reason why they tried to make her look white. There's just no need for it.

For me, the song, "Popular" is much less believable coming from a character who's personal styling reflects her desire to be something she's not. Especially since she's singing it to another character who feels no need to hide, or cover up the fact that she's GREEN. Poor thing... Why'd Galinda feel a need to distort herself like that? Elphaba should sing the song to Galinda.

Not a fan of Erivo's gravelly vocal riff at the end of "Defying Gravity", either. I also agree with others about the excess of CGI.

So for me, what little was shown in the trailer sadly screams, "Nope". Not gettin' my money.

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#9Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 10:36pm

John Adams said: "What would be so "wrong", or unacceptable if Galinda were LatinX? I can't think of a single reason why they tried to make her look white."

..........What? Ariana is not Latin American. She's white.

QueenTwinnied
#10Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 10:49pm

Beloved….. Ariana is white 

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Georgeanddot2
#11Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 10:49pm

Looks terrible. This flat, melodramatic, digital, video game look that all big movies have adopted in recent years needs to end. It's just awful. Chu is a terrible director and such a dull choice to direct this too.

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#12Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:05pm

John Adams said: "Ariana Grande's makeup styling looks really, *really* unnatural. Her look reminds me of the Wayan brothers' whiteface in the movie "White Chicks", or Ben Platt's "uncanny valley" face in "Dear Evan Hanson". What would be so "wrong", or unacceptable if Galinda were LatinX? I can't think of a single reason why they tried to make her look white. There's just no need for it.

For me, the song, "Popular" is much less believable coming from a character who's personal styling reflects her desire to be something she's not. Especially since she's singing it to another character who feels no need to hide, or cover up the fact that she's GREEN. Poor thing... Why'd Galinda feel a need to distort herself like that? Elphaba should sing the song to Galinda.

Not a fan of Erivo's gravelly vocal riff at the end of "Defying Gravity", either. I also agree with others about the excess of CGI.

So for me, what little was shown in the trailer sadly screams, "Nope". Not gettin' my money.
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Oy vey.

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#13Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:08pm

Georgeanddot2 said: "Looks terrible. This flat, melodramatic, digital, video game look that all big movies have adopted in recent years needs to end. It's just awful. Chu is a terrible director and such a dull choice to direct this too."

I unfortunately have to agree. I was rather excited when those set photos leaked because of the practical sets that were built. They ended up looking extremely over-produced and over-designed in the trailer because of all the CGI. This movie felt like it could be a perfect time to recall the magic of the MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, real movie artistry that doesn’t rely so heavily on computers. A shame.

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CurtisTaylorJr2
#14Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:21pm

The strain on that Defying Gravity riff was painful.

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#15Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:23pm

QueenTwinnied said: "Beloved…..Ariana is white"

She's Italian. My bad in describing her as LatinX. Should have said, Mediterranean. Still, she's gorgeous as she is. I still don't see why she was whitened up. No reason to do it and it makes her look awkwardly unnatural.

 

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Georgeanddot2
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Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:28pm

John Adams said: "QueenTwinnied said: "Beloved…..Ariana is white"

She's Italian. My bad in describing her as LatinX. Should have said, Mediterranean. Still, she's gorgeous as she is. I still don't see why she was whitened up. No reason to do it and it makes her look awkwardly unnatural.


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Miss Ponytail has been blackfishing so hard her whole career that when she finally drops it for a role, everyone thinks she's in Whiteface. I just have to laugh.

Owen22
#17Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:36pm

Oh my God, the over-critical bitchiness in this thread! It's a trailer for god's sake.  That looks wonderful IMO.

You people are why we can't have nice things.

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Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:45pm

Owen22 said: "Oh my God, the over-critical bitchiness in this thread! It's a trailer for god's sake. That looks wonderful IMO.

You people are why we can't have nice things.
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Just speaking for myself I wasn't trying to be overly critical, I just felt that Erivo didn't sound good doing that riff on what is the most iconic song of the musical. Other than that I won't judge the movie until I see it.

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Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:47pm

Owen22 said: "Oh my God, the over-critical bitchiness in this thread! It's a trailer for god's sake. That looks wonderful IMO.

You people are why we can't have nice things.
"

We should all clap like seals as they throw slop at us.

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#20Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:48pm

John Adams said: "QueenTwinnied said: "Beloved…..Ariana is white"

She's Italian. My bad in describing her as LatinX. Should have said, Mediterranean. Still, she's gorgeous as she is. I still don't see why she was whitened up. No reason to do it and it makes her look awkwardly unnatural.


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Ariana Grande is white...

What you're referring to is all of the makeup and tanner she wears to make herself appear much darker. 

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KitKatBoy24
#21Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/11/24 at 11:53pm

I’m really surprised by all the hate this trailer is getting on here. I thought it looked stunning!

CGI does not surprise me or turn me away. It’s OZ - a world full of magic. CGI is expected. Based on all the sets they built, I’m guessing we’ll get a nice balance of CGI for huge moments and natural work on set for other moments. Hard to judge this over only one minute of footage

As for the comments on Erivo’s “strained” singing. There’s a difference between “strain” and “grit.” She is using a healthy grit by utilizing the “false” vocal folds. It’s actually very impressive technique. I’m just happy to hear live vocals that aren’t over produced with auto-tuning like most modern movie musicals.

I think we have to look at this trailer with the idea of the mass population watching the Super Bowl and what type of clips are going to draw in people. Especially non theatre people. Y’all are entitled to your opinions, but I don’t think we have any reason not to be optimistic about this film. 


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Peter Barker
#22Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/12/24 at 12:43am

It was only a teaser and already this has turned into another In The Heights colorism/Dear Evan Hansen ageism discussion. 

It really is sad.

QueenTwinnied
#23Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/12/24 at 12:56am

I don't think Cynthia looks old at all....

 

Also I've always assumed Elphaba is a little older. Glinda and Nessarose are college freshman age, but Elphaba is Nessa's older sister. Idk what the book says but for all we know Elphaba could be years older than them

taragel2
#24Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/12/24 at 1:37am

I thought it looked vibrant and interesting, but was perplexed by the fact that a) they'd let us hear the big money note in a trailer...and b) that they lowered it for Cynthia Errivo. I mean she can hit the original, right? It didn't sound flat to me just noticeably lower and less exciting. (And I still don't think two parts is a great move.)

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#25Wicked Movie Musical Teaser
Posted: 2/12/24 at 4:43am

I thought 5 things, It has a very generic cgi videogame look, Ariana Grande's acting is very, very poor, Glinda looks 12 and Elphaba looks 45, Michelle Yeoh's acting is great, that last note of Defying Gravity is just terrible, abortive and can't be true.

 

 

Updated On: 2/12/24 at 04:43 AM