March 10, 2013
Nothing Great about this Oz--only mediocre
I kept thinking I was watching a made for TV version of Oz. There is nothing magical here, the wizard (James Franco) wasn't, the castle wasn't, Theodora (Mila Kunis) wasn't. It's amazing how a 1939 fim with little technogy and only ingenuity and creativity could outshine a modern day, multi-million dollar production. The movie's concept was inconsistent. The biggest letdown for me was that the witches were witch-like and supernatural only some times, but mostly human. It kept me from feeling like I was at Oz, from believing the other world. Not to say the movie didn't have it's pluses--Michelle Williams as Glenda saved the movie, the final showdown was good, and Rachel Weitz was great, as always. The CGI was third rate, didn't match for most of the movie. Knowledgeable fans will be dissappointed. Newbies will be entertained.
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