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Cue the house drop. Now. Do it.

By Taut
Written September 15, 2014
Oz, the Great and Powerful 3D prequel to the one with Dorothy, is pretty much all that until about five-eighths of the way through when everyone sort of loses interest and kind of shuffles around in metaphysical 2D existential symbiosis until the last ten minutes or so when they all suddenly remember why they are making this movie: FRANCHISE! Also, I thought Munchkins had "no tall people" in Oz's CC&Rs. Must have come later.
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Miss this but see the original and /or Wicked

By redrev
Written September 19, 2014
Fell asleep. Special effects were over the top. So was Franco's over-playing his role. How come Glinda had no-lingering effects of being repeatedly zapped with green lightning? Oz mugged like he was going for a cross between Clark Gable and Gene Wilder. Overall, it seemed like a high tech melding of The Wizard of Oz and Wicked but with none of the charm and none of the great music...
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So beautiful to look at, so boring to watch

By JamesBD
Written September 20, 2014
There are a few really captivating, emotionally engaging, beautifully-acted scenes. Then there's the rest of the movie. It's incredibly slow and expository. I found myself just waiting for something to happen. James Franco is adequate, but the women are far superior, and the movie is completely stolen by the China Doll. It is really gorgeous to look at and almost worth the price of admission just to SEE it. As a designer, the opening titles were incredibly captivating to me.
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3D Great & Powerful OZ

By Kentar
Written March 29, 2013
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. Five stars.
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CG was excellent

By skihotty
Written September 19, 2014
We were a bit disappointed in the acting. The CG was excellent. Story line a bit boring. Definitely geared towards children, however, some of the big monkeys might scare a young child. Definitely not Oscar material but could win awards for the CG
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