Written August 28, 2016
This is a really good movie. You hardly know the two hours have passed. There are parts that are a little scary for really young children and the 3D is a little blurry at times if you're too close to the screen. So you definitely want to be watching from back a few rows.
I really liked the story. I was wondering how they were going to relate this back to the classic story, but they made it a prequel that fits perfectly.
Go see it, you won't be disappointed.
Written November 27, 2015
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.
Written March 10, 2013
The movie was slow and a bit drug out in the black and white section. I thought the acting sometimes was a bit "lacking".
The movie is a MUST in 3D. I think in regular viewing it will be less than par. BUT, I am a wizard of OZ fan so, I loved it just for that.
Written August 25, 2016
From the beginning one realizes this isn't yesterday's 3D! Perhaps even more so than the color portions of the film, the B&B 3D (at the start) was remarkable if for no other reason than one is not so distracted by the amazing colors later. During the remaining pumped-up color scenes the 3D was spectacular although I felt the backgrounds fell a bit flat.
The story is fun if a bit different than expected based on the "original" film. Given its length, I'm not sure much more could be done to create more interest in the characters; perhaps this will wait for the next release (spoiler alert:) since there is a witch waiting to come back!
Overall I'd say this is a very good film with excellent visuals including the monkey and baboons. I don't believe I'd necessarily take children under say 10 but the scary scenes are reasonably light and brief.
Go see this movie. It was fun!
Written July 01, 2016
The land of Oz- oh how we missed you. Bright,beautiful,well paced and charming is all I can say. Is it perfect ? no Is it worth a go to see it on the big screen ? definitely
Its Disney, its nostalgic,its kid friendly its magic