Written May 02, 2016
Bad script, a lackluster performance by Franco (but a nice Michelle Williams), and bad / bland visuals. They also managed to (unintentionally) make Mila Kunis look fat and unattractive, which is hard to do.
Written June 29, 2016
This movie was just so-so. It was slow in the beginning and grew more interesting later on. Still there was nothing about this movie that made it a must see at the theater. The story was predictable. The effects were good, but then that much can be said about many movies. Overall I would say don't waste your money.
Written February 13, 2016
I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews here. It was a good movie. An entertaining story about how the witches and Wizard came to be. Worth seeing.
Written May 03, 2016
Not a huge fan of James Franco, but I did enjoy the movie. My 11 year old daughters enjoyed also, but It's a little intense for younger children. I think the best part of the movie was the humor.
Written September 03, 2015
This movie is unwatchable. What amazing potential to take this incredibly important character and expand on the Wizard of Oz legacy. But it went wrong at every turn. James Franco is completely wrong for the role with his smarmy grin and terrible acting. The writing is atrocious. The story line is terrible. (OK - what's with the sole-surviving porcelain doll that doesn't seem to care that her entire porcelain town has been destroyed?)
The Wizard of Oz is one of those great icons of American cinematography and this movie spat upon it. I can't say enough bad things about it. Don't go. Harold Ramie - shame on you!