Written November 27, 2015
Pretty smashing! Great actor selection and the landscape was beautifully crafted without feeling completely unreal. I could have thrown out the heaviness of the whole love triangle nonsense... but the balance between the 3 witches is at least remotely tied to Baum's works unlike blatant missteps like "Wicked". The film does a great job of letting the Wizard's trickery be played to the fullest and watching the people of Oz get in on the act is great. I also liked the blended references like a lion that runs from a puff of smoke or the stitching of scarecrows. The soundtrack blended nicely - something Elfman always does well.
Written June 03, 2015
What a complete disappointment! Combination of bad acting (not to mention bad casting), less than appealing costumes, weak storyline, & not-so-stellar 'special effects' made this one of the worst movies I've seen in years!
Not sure why this movie even happened. Save your time AND $ for something worth seeing!
Written July 06, 2015
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 May 03, 2016
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 27, 2015
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!