Written June 03, 2015
First of all, this is not a remake of the classic movie, it is a different part of the story. It is magical, and fun and colorful and yes, over-acted, but it works for the most part. My boys, ages 12 and 10 really liked it.
Written October 06, 2015
I found this movie to be a little less than I had expected, it would be unfair to compare it to the original because it is not a remake, it is a prequel. ... As a prequel it had a good story line, but for me it was just a so-so movie, that is only my opinion ... I would not discourage anyone from going to see it, and judging for yourself ... The best thing about this movie is that anyone of any age can go and see it, no cursing, no nudity, and very little to frighten you ... Some of the special effects seemed to blur in and out causing a little dizziness trying to keep everything in focus ... Maybe the special effects would have been better in 3D...
Written October 06, 2015
Some reviewers said they were disappointed because of "adult humor". Besides the comment about the sock being on the door (which wasn't that bad because there was nothing really going on), there wasn't really any adult humor that I noticed.
Was it as good as the original? Let's get serious! The Wizard of Oz is a classic and no one should be expecting this movie to compare to it. It was however, a very enjoyable movie to watch. My children loved the monkey, the munchkin named Nook, and the china doll characters. They were the real comedy in the movie.
It might not be the reincarnation of the Wizard of Oz, but it was a fun night out. I will be buying the movie on Dvd so I can watch it with my family again.
Written February 01, 2015
I've waited a couple of years for this movie to come out. I wanted to be the 1st person to see this movie. I took PTO on my job just to see this movie. I've seen an early screening of "Oz the Great & Powerful" at 8pm on March 7th, and I must tell you this is absolutely the very best fantasy movie I've ever seen! I won't throw you any spoilers. It was so incredible how they used lots of elements from the 1939 "Wizard Of Oz" movie to tie into this prequel. It all fits and makes since like a puzzle. Their was a lot of humor, special effects and action to keep your eyes opened and interested from the very start to the very end of this movie! There is even a joke within the middle of the movie for it not being a musical like the 1st movie. All actors done a terrific job especially James Franco. Didn't know Franco could be such a humorous actor! This movie is too great to watch as a DVD rental. You absolutely must see this movie in a theater in 3D as soon as possible or you may regret it!
Written January 30, 2015
It was good, the special effects were great, was disappointed in the story line and the witches. Mila just did not have it to be a witch nice or not. And Glinda was not elegant as you would have thought she would be. LOVED the China Doll girl...but could have waited for the dvd.