Written March 24, 2013
I don't get what people's complaint about this movie is... I read the reviews and thought it was going to be boring or weird. It was really a GOOD movie and just so cool. Yes some of the acting wasn't the best especially by mila kunis, and im not sure why they keep putting her in movies because she really isn't good at all. I don't normally like james franco but I will say he did a good job in this movie, as did michelle williams. The extra characters like the monkey and china doll were SO cool. the china doll was so adorable and cute as was the monkey was so sweet and funny..this movie has it ALL...ACTION, entertainment and even comedy...it was just GREAT. yes some of the character development wasn't there along with story development..it all just happened so fast, however, it was still a VERY entertaining movie. the set/scene was of course spectacular....there was NOTHING boring about this movie....it was in fact just an unraveling of INTEREST...funny and cool movie, don't miss it
Written March 09, 2013
I remember seeing the trailer a couple of times and thought that this was going to be an awesome movie. The beginning is incredibly slow and just barely keeps you interested. It moves along pretty uneventful until the end. The last 30 mins or so is how the whole movie should have been.
Written March 25, 2013
It provides a cool background to the Wizard of Oz and has plenty of funny moments with James Franco. The video effects are also really cool...especially going from black and white to color transition
Written March 10, 2013
I kept thinking I was watching a made for TV version of Oz. There is nothing magical here, the wizard (James Franco) wasn't, the castle wasn't, Theodora (Mila Kunis) wasn't. It's amazing how a 1939 fim with little technogy and only ingenuity and creativity could outshine a modern day, multi-million dollar production. The movie's concept was inconsistent. The biggest letdown for me was that the witches were witch-like and supernatural only some times, but mostly human. It kept me from feeling like I was at Oz, from believing the other world. Not to say the movie didn't have it's pluses--Michelle Williams as Glenda saved the movie, the final showdown was good, and Rachel Weitz was great, as always. The CGI was third rate, didn't match for most of the movie. Knowledgeable fans will be dissappointed. Newbies will be entertained.
Written March 11, 2013
Overall, a 'not-bad' movie. I left a little disappointed hoping for a more realistic experience in terms of special effects and cinematography. I really did not connect with James Franco or Mila Kunis playing Oz or the Wicked Witch of the West. Comparing this movie to the first Pirates of the Caribbean, I felt like it did not live up to the standard that Pirates set.