Written March 09, 2013
This film surprised me with its depth, deep emotion, great acting, exciting and compelling story. I honestly can say that my eyes "leaked" a few times or yes, I cried. I also exulted in excitement and enchantment and was surprised a few times, even disturbed, because the film does not spare us from the true nature of humans which means you feel the sadness, fear, jealousy, hurt, yet exultatation and excitement of the journey and some special moments of good, hearty, honest laughter. The special effects are dazzllng and totally work to tell the story. Now I know how the wizard of Oz came to be and I am glad for this worthwhile telling of his story, along with some shocking and revelatory moments regarding the 3 witch sisters, too! Go and see it: feel a myriad of emotions, be touched and don't be ashamed to shed a tear or two and be dazzled!
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 March 15, 2013
The name of my salon is Wicked so I am a real fan! But this movie was terrible. Not even worth a Redbox rental. Could have been a great movie but they blew it.
Written April 09, 2013
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 11, 2013
The entire film was mesmerizing! I loved the actors, the sets and the costumes. It was true to the original, but even better in many ways.