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Great 3D Effects... (Not So) Powerful Pace

By jedicelt
Written March 08, 2013
I have been waiting for this movie for months and was at the first local showing. It's a good movie and the 3D effects are awesome. But, the pace of this story-driven movie was a little too slow for me; the back-story for the Wizard of Oz is now filled in. Based upon the trailers, I was expecting a faster paced movie and a little more action. Still a good movie and I think the kids will love it!
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3D Pushes the Envelope - Visually Stunning!

By SALandis
Written March 09, 2013
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!
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Great Family Night Movie!

By breez44
Written March 09, 2013
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.
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OZ Whats Behind the Curtain?

By rainman20715
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.
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Very well put together masterpiece! 1,000 Stars Movie Of The Century! Currently my most favorite of all movies right now! Would pay to see it again!

By jonny jon jones
Written March 08, 2013
I've waited a couple of years for this movie to come out. I wanted to be the 1st person to see this movie. I took PTO on my job just to see this movie. I've seen an early screening of "Oz the Great & Powerful" at 8pm on March 7th, and I must tell you this is absolutely the very best fantasy movie I've ever seen! I won't throw you any spoilers. It was so incredible how they used lots of elements from the 1939 "Wizard Of Oz" movie to tie into this prequel. It all fits and makes since like a puzzle. Their was a lot of humor, special effects and action to keep your eyes opened and interested from the very start to the very end of this movie! There is even a joke within the middle of the movie for it not being a musical like the 1st movie. All actors done a terrific job especially James Franco. Didn't know Franco could be such a humorous actor! This movie is too great to watch as a DVD rental. You absolutely must see this movie in a theater in 3D as soon as possible or you may regret it!
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