Written March 12, 2013
The critics said this was a so-so movie. Hmmfff, what do they know? I thought it was an AWESOME movie, especially in 3D! Yes, it was a bit slow and more lengthy than it needed to be, but so are all movies nowadays. The actors didn't quite have the 'character' that they did in the original movie, but still it was an excellent movie.
If you're a fan of the original Wizard of Oz, you will LOVE this movie! It shows how the 'wizard' came to be the wizard, and there are a lot of 'mirrors' to the original film, but not so much as to make it a 'duplicate' of the original. It was blended very well if you ask me. GO SEE IT and judge for yourself! I doubt very much that you will be disappointed.
Written March 11, 2013
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 March 11, 2013
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.
Written March 09, 2013
The movie was what I expected of it. Old school quality acting with a ton of awesome cgi. I love the story line. Prequel to the original wizard of oz. also one of the, if no the, best 3D experiences I've ever had in a theatre. It seemed as though they off set the images more than normal, brining the movie even more to life. Very entertaining and fun to watch, especially in 3 D
Written March 08, 2013
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