Written January 28, 2015
This is a movie great for kids. They will be happy to see it. As for Disney, I think they missed a wider audience opportunity with this brand. Too bad cause I know there were about a dozen books about Oz when I was a kid. Too low in the age demo, bored to tears, wanted to walk out,
Written May 27, 2015
I really enjoyed watching. Great story to lead into the Wizard of Oz. Lots of comedy including a little dark humor, but not so intense that kids can't watch.
Written February 08, 2016
I set up an account just so I could warn you about this movie! It looked good on the previews, but we only stayed 40 minutes then had to walk out due to the really terrible acting. Maybe it gets better after the first 40 minutes... but that seems doubtful to me. If you have very little kids who dont mind terrible acting, maybe it's ok. But if have any desire to avoid really terrible acting.... here's a movie to avoid. Did I mention terrible acting?
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 August 28, 2015
We really loved the film and it was clear the rest of the audience did also. Lots of cheering and oohs and ahas. The colors will brilliant and the ending was great.