Written July 29, 2016
Wow, that was bad. I hate to think how much money they spent on that. What a waste. I don't know if it was the script or the acting or what, but it was all pretty bad. I've liked all those actors in other movies, so maybe it was the script. Maybe I was expecting too much, having liked the original Wizard of Oz. Maybe I was expecting too much, coming from Disney. Please stop trying to make money by giving us trash movies like this as sequels to classics. How much money do you need really?
Written June 25, 2016
Look, I am an Ozzie from way back. I liked the movie but I can't say that it was Fantastic. I tried to keep the expectaions out of it, but the movie had Disney written to into it I felt they should have backed off and let the movie just be the Prequel to Oz. I will see it again though cause I did like some of the special effects. Next time, WOW me!
Written June 27, 2016
The movie had vivid coloring, great imaginative scenery and effects. But moved very slow in the beginning, almost to the point of boring. I would not watch again-or recommend.
Written June 26, 2016
Oz, the Great and Powerful, actually references the first Wizard of Oz movie, rather than L. Frank Baum's book as has sometimes been stated. Regardless, except for the good special effects, I was unimpressed by this movie. The flying monkey and the China girl seemed contrived, nauseatingly hokey, and totally superfluous to the plot. The flying monkey resembled the flying monkeys in the first Oz movie, but there were no others like him and then there were those evil flying baboons? What's up with that? It made no sense. Many parts of the movie dragged on. Too much time was spent establishing the Wizard as a lothario and a jerk; okay, we get it. I agree with others who have said that the acting on the part of the leading characters was poor, though no one could fill Margaret Hamilton's wicked witch shoes. The plot and script were weak as well; the explanation of how the witches got to be the way they were just didn't work. I'm glad I saw this movie but I was disappointed.
Written September 30, 2016
Tediously long, and, with the exception of Rachel Weisz, atrociously acted. This movie stunk, even from a "family film" perspective.
Don't waste your money -- see it on TV if you have nothing else to do. The "experience of the theater" did nothing to enhance this film whatsoever.