Written August 01, 2014
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 May 25, 2015
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!
Written April 19, 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.
Written May 24, 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.