Written February 01, 2015
The movie was very good, nostalgic, and a treat for the eyes with all the special effects. However, casting Mila Kunis as the Wicked Witch of the West, what were they thinking? Maybe she hasn't out-lived her role on 'That 70's show', but unconvincing as a wicked witch. Also too pretty, could have cast someone half way to witch already, like Sarah Jessica Parker or one of the Kardashian strumpets. In spite of that, it is worth seeing.
Written April 02, 2015
Totally enjoyed the new Oz. It transports you back in time to when you were young (if you are older) to a more innocent time. While the critics didn't much care for it I think most people will find the appeal of the movie. It is pure fantasy that is totally enjoyable, for the entire family. Not to mention the monkey is very funny. For us old timers it tells us some things we didn't know. Give it a shot, I think you will like it.
Written March 04, 2015
for some reason all I could hear was MEG from Family Guy. Some parts were exciting and moving while other lacked UMPH to capture the audience! All in all a good rendition but nothing compares to the original. I know it's supposed to be BEFORE everything happens... but hey oh well!
Written May 06, 2015
Sam Raimie fans will be confused by the terribleness of the first half-hour. chalking it up to the horrible miscast of James Franco (and I like James Franco!). Halfway through they might start to get uncomfortable because you can't quite figure out if it's suppossed to be campy-bad. By the last half-hour they will be utterly furious. Apart from the "ehrmagerd" lameness of Mila Kunis's acting, this movie was such a waste of talent, special-effects, money and my time that I absolutely felt I deserved a refund. My 10yr old daughter turned-to me at around the 40 min mark and said flatly "this movie isn't very good". That's all she wrote.
Written October 21, 2014
The 3D version is very good - great special effects. I thought though that it was slow at the beginning and picked up once M. Kunis turned evil. Michelle Williams is fantastic in this movie. She plays Glinda perfectly. Some connections to the original Oz throughout.