Written October 06, 2015
My wife and I saw "Oz, The Great And Powerful 3D" opening weekend. My wife is an avid "Wizard of Oz" fan to the point of obsession. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie. That is, what we could hear. The theater (AMC Grapevine Mills 30, Theater #7) was having audio issues to the point that it was extremely difficult to hear/understand the dialogue. I asked a staff member if they could look at it and nothing happened.
After we got home from the theater, I noticed that a friend of mine had just tweeted that he was in that same theater (number 7) the night before and they had the same issue. If they were having technical issues with the sound system all weekend, then they should have taken that theater offline. Movie tickets cost too much these days for moviegoers to endure a mediocre experience.
Written March 08, 2013
This was a wonderful film that explains alot of how things came to be before Dorthy's arrival to OZ! Franco's acting was a little weak but I believe this was his first leading roll and he still did a very good job. The Cinematography and effects were great and at one point I was waiting for the THX jingle to play during the movie. Its a movie more for young adults and up, as it may be a little long in some points for the younger crowds.
In short, go see it, Disney has a good movie after a string of so-so movies. I recommend IMAX 3D if you can. Oh, and watch for all the cameo's.
Written April 26, 2015
I am a big fan of the '39 movie, if they ever try to remake it, it will never compare. But i am also a big fan of the books written by L. Frank Baum. (not all the crazy ones that were written by others after he died) If you are a fan of the books, you will like this movie :) There are lots of little things taken from the books and trying to figure out what they are makes the movie that much more fun to watch!
The scenery is beautiful, the baboons are scary & the witch is evil!!! What more could you want?! The 3D special effects are fun, if at times a little woozy making. It was very fun to watch.
The story was good & i liked the dynamics between the 3 witches. On it's own, it's a great film, but you have to be able to separate it from the '39 film, if not, you won't like it.
Give it a chance, you won't be sorry!!!
Written October 09, 2015
Great movie! Loved every minute of it. What a wonderful escape! The plot lived up to my expectations and beyond. A beautiful movie. The panaramic views of the world of Oz were spectacular.
The theme of the new movie had a lot in common with the characters in the1939 Wizard of Oz. James Franco is a cutey and so were all the witches.
Now, I'm ready for a remake of the Wizard of Oz.
Written January 30, 2015
Fun family movie, cute and cuddly with a bit of evil to balance things out. Not up to the level of the great Wizard of Oz, but works as a prequel to it. Don't expect to be blown away even though it is gorgeous to look at. You will leave pleased. Enjoy.