Written October 06, 2015
I enjoyed "Oz" although it didn't have the level of "fun and wonder" that I expected.
The characters were well played and the visuals were great.
It could have used a couple more songs, and the one by the Munchkins shouldn't have been cut short - it was great!
The "more for adults" theme was fine, and since most of it was "implied" kids will be fine with it.
The 3 D was excellent albeit short in some sequences.
I recommend OZ for an enjoyable experience.
Written July 03, 2015
GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. FIRST MOVIE I HAVE BEEN TO IN A LONG TIME WHERE PEOPLE LAUGHED, JUMPED OUT OF THIER SEATS AND CLAPPED AT THE END. WOULD SEE IT AGAIN!!! ADVISE SEE IT IN 3d.
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 November 28, 2015
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 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...