Written October 25, 2014
This movie dragged. I spent the first half hour wondering when it was going to pick up and another fifteen minutes wondering what other things I could be doing if I wasn't watching this movie. Sometimes I get the feeling Hollywood has decided that if they throw in enough visual effects they can forget about story.
Walked out on this one about 45 minutes in. Decided there were better things to do with my time.
Written March 10, 2013
Sam Raimi did a great job matching the flavor of the original movie. It's a welcome addition to the Oz story line and a great all-around fantasy film. The film runs a little long for young children and there are elements that can be extremely scary for them, but pre-teens and teens should enjoy the film along with the adults. It's not a perfect film by any stretch of the imagination, there are many questions that arise throughout the film, but if you just sit back and enjoy the film for what it is, you'll have a great time. James Franco is a great choice for the wizard and Mila Kunis is amazing, by far the best character in the film. The film is funny, touching, exciting, and wonderful. Go see it now!
Written December 17, 2014
This movie was horrible. Disliked it from the start.. The only good part was the BAD witch and she wasn't in it enough. UGGGG what a waste of money!
Written April 16, 2013
i went to see this movie not long ago with my family. It's weird seeing James Franco play this type of role in a movie. The movie is great for the younger crowed. But if you are looking for this movie to compare to the Wizard of Oz, you might have a bit of trouble sitting through the movie.
Other than that, I thought it was pretty good!
Written December 18, 2014
Although the movie had some corny scenes, I have to give it 5 stars. You have to expect that in movies like this when you an adult. I found it mesmerizing and so fun. It was a great escape from my every day life which is quite stressful. The acting was great and the visual effects were better. I went to a newly renovated theater in my neighborhood and they had full reclining lazy boy type seats and it was the best experience ever. See the movie!