Written December 10, 2016
First, let me just say that if I was rating the movie itself, I would've rated it a "Go." With that being said, here is what I thought about the 3D aspect of this movie.
This movie is meant to be seen in 3D, period. It was that good. Sam Raimi intended the audience to watch it in 3D, and it shows throughout the movie, with well planned camera shots and angles. Not only is the use of depth present, in scenery and landscapes, there are also plenty of "pop-out' moments. It's not in the sense of things coming within arms reach of the viewer but in the sense that you can tell the objects are flying off screen, or sometimes at you, adding the "before the window" dimension to the film. At times it even felt like I was on a ride. There were no problems with the brightness either. I was able to make out everything in the movie.
Overall, I think it's definitely worth the few extra dollars to see this movie in 3D. No question. I actually want to see it again!
Written September 01, 2015
Decent movie but starts slowly. The B and W scenes go on way too long and even after arriving in OZ it doesn't get interesting until well into the story. But it is a nice prequel to he classic original and the evil sisters back story is the redeeming factor in an otherwise fluffy display of special effects. 3 out of 5 stars.
Written April 29, 2016
I'm a huge Wizard of Oz fan so needless to say I was super excited when Oz the Great and Powerful came out. In fact, I saw it with my best friend (also a huge Wizard fan) on the night before it opened in the theaters. We didn't see it in 3D however.This week we took our boys to see it during spring break - this time in 3D. All I can say is - Wow, it seemed like an entirely different movie. From the opening credits the movie just drew you in with it's 3D effects .We noticed things this time around that we hadn't noticed in the first viewing. I definitely recommend seeing it in 3D. Our boys (both 16 years old) liked it as well and were able to follow the storyline even though neither of them had seen The Wizard of Oz. We all liked it because the movie was entertaining and packed with lots of visual effects. I'd recommend it for both Wizard fans and non Wizard fans. A must see in 3D...
Written May 05, 2016
I was disappointed, I love James Franco and he did a good job but I almost think Johnny Depp would have given the character a little more animation. The wicked witches were horrible!!!!! Could have found better actresses that could come across as really evil. they just didn't do it for me at ALL. However Glinda was perfect. The story was cute, but a little too long, thought there could have been a few more one liners to lighten it up a bit especially with the little flying monkey. Too much was going on, and it was too choppy. Tried to shove too many things in and neglected the storyline. I think it should have ended back in Kansas with Oz and Glinda living "Happily Ever After". The 3D was awesome though.
Written September 30, 2016
i have a 7 yr old and an 11 yr old, they both loved it and would see it again. We are huge fans of the Wizard of OZ and this movie did not ruin the original, as other "remakes" have done. Love how the Wizard of Oz was referenced in the movie as a tie in. Definitely would see it again and recemmend it