Written December 18, 2014
I saw this movie twice this week. Once on Tuesday with my son and his fiance and we saw it without 3D because neither of them like to watch 3D movies. I, on the other hand, love them. All through the movie I kept thinking how wonderful everything would look in 3D so yesterday I went by myself and watched the 3D version. Fantastic!!! Awesome story of how Oz got there in the first place. James Franco was the perfect Oz. I would venture to say he may well become the new Johnny Depp. It's hard to give a review of this wonderful film without adding a spoiler so I'll just close by saying you will love how everything leading up to the end plays out and how it relates to the future coming of Dorothy. Hmm...will Disney now do a remake with Dorothy and the gang? I'd go see it :)
Written July 24, 2014
GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. FIRST MOVIE I HAVE BEEN TO IN A LONG TIME WHERE PEOPLE LAUGHED, JUMPED OUT OF THIER SEATS AND CLAPPED AT THE END. WOULD SEE IT AGAIN!!! ADVISE SEE IT IN 3d.
Written October 25, 2014
Loved this movie! As good or better than the original Wizard of Oz.
Fantastic colors, sets, characters, and costumes. Great for all ages.
Followed the original storyline fairly well.
Well worth the extra money to see in 35mm 3D.
Written December 20, 2014
Good movie, worth seeing. CG was great, China doll was a creative character. Ending leaves Disney with a lot of story lines for a part 2......
Written October 21, 2014
Loved the story and the message of this movie. Great screenplay by David Lindsay-Abair (The Rabbit Hole). The detail in the visuals is pretty spectacular. Huge shout-out to Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff. Mila Kunis and James Franco were mis-cast, but did OK. As with many older Disney films, I hated the fact that the actors who are Jewish play a monkey and a witch, and that the only people of color in the film are servants and guards. This type of story telling works on a subconscious level to reinforce social stereotypes. Still, overall, the general message of the film that goodness trumps greatness, that everything you need to be good is already inside you, and that working together can accomplish great things are great messages. We need more films with these types of messages - yay Disney!!