Written October 21, 2016
This movie is unwatchable. What amazing potential to take this incredibly important character and expand on the Wizard of Oz legacy. But it went wrong at every turn. James Franco is completely wrong for the role with his smarmy grin and terrible acting. The writing is atrocious. The story line is terrible. (OK - what's with the sole-surviving porcelain doll that doesn't seem to care that her entire porcelain town has been destroyed?)
The Wizard of Oz is one of those great icons of American cinematography and this movie spat upon it. I can't say enough bad things about it. Don't go. Harold Ramie - shame on you!
Written September 28, 2016
It was definitely a movie for children. It did became more exciting in the latter half of the film when there was more action. My nine year old enjoyed it very much.
Written March 08, 2013
It was not that good!! I was looking forward to this movie for so long and I'm so disappointed about how fake it looks ... Upset at Disney for letting this come out..... over all the actors and actress are great. Just graphics was bad !!! So sad.
Written May 03, 2016
The film itself was an interesting idea, being told from the wizards perspective, with a few literary differences. I didn't really like some of the actors, thought their performances were a bit lazy.
Written May 04, 2016
I am a lifelong Disney person. but whoever wrote this screenplay and story had very little creative juices flowing. They used scenes from Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz, Diana Ross' The Wiz, Wicked and every other off to see the wizard show, movie and play. Although the special effects are Disney wonderful and costumes beautiful, the acting is predictable and almost laughable at times.