Written August 28, 2015
I will give this movie 5 stars. Excellently done - the special effects were incredible (I liked the 3D effect - had never seen that before). The closeness to the original was a nice touch - the actors did a wonderful job. The colors were incredible - this movie will definitely become part of my DVD collection when it comes out. I know my grand kids will love it. My girl friend and I went and saw it and she had seen a review that gave the movie a C-. well folks I am going to give it an A+. The people in the theater ranged from probably 7 years of age to over 70 years of age. And everyone absolutely enjoyed it. If you are a WIZARD OF OZ fan this is a must see movie,
Written August 02, 2015
This is a great movie for all ages. The motivating theme is that OZ has an intense desire to be GREAT. He initially believes that he can only achieve greatness by fooling and cheating people. When he ends up in OZ, he discovers that he can achieve GREATNESS beyond his wildest dreams by accessing his good side.
It's a memorable movie that includes important moral values and life lessons. Destined to become a classic, it's a must see...especially since it's in 3D and plays well on the big screen.
The movie is true to the original, starting out in black and white, and finishing in color. The special effects are wonderful, and you can easily see where Disney is going with this when they introduce it to their theme parks. ...Lots of fireworks and 3-D Holograms that will make for great rides, shows, and evening entertainment.
I recommend it highly.
Written August 28, 2015
Tediously long, and, with the exception of Rachel Weisz, atrociously acted. This movie stunk, even from a "family film" perspective.
Don't waste your money -- see it on TV if you have nothing else to do. The "experience of the theater" did nothing to enhance this film whatsoever.
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.