March 10, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful
OK, I've never reviewed a movie on Fandango. NEVER. I am taking the time to do it because I think, due to the negative media reviews in NYC, that I must!
I don't understand why the papers are giving this one star. The movie is charming, beautifully shot and new. When was the last time Hollywood had a novel idea? This summer, you're going to see a lot of tired alien-based horror movies. At least one, I'm sure, will feature Tom Cruise. (Now THAT'S surprise, right?)
Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis are really good. Rachel Weisz is good. The acting's good. Franco is pretty good. The flying baboon are scary for little kids. I sat with a NYC audience and I haven't heard an audience clap in many years. (We didn't. We are a bit too reserved. But I was clappin' on the inside.)
Go see it. Don't listen to the previewers anymore. Make up your own minds.
PS: I didn't give it a "Must Go" because, as I've said, I'm a bit reserved. But do go....
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