Written October 22, 2016
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.
Written August 29, 2016
I liked the movie a lot, but it was a little slow getting to the good stuff. I kept waiting for them to tie in the ruby red slippers since they were so important in the original Wizard of Oz but they didn't. So I wonder if they will remake the Wizard of Oz and continue this story. I did like how they showed how the Green Witch was created. All in all it was a good movie!
Written August 04, 2015
I really enjoyed it -- FAR more true to the book than the old movie. As an adult I really enjoyed it. But if you have kids it is really a steallar piece to chat about after. It lets kids see that "good" or "bad" is something quite different than just waht someone may say. What things may have tipped Oz off that Theodora & her Sister may not have been as 'good' as they wanted him to think?
Written August 29, 2016
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 October 24, 2016
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.