Written July 26, 2014
I really enjoyed watching the movie in IMAX and 3D, I was delighted at the black and white beginning that transitioned to the spectacular color of Oz. The characters were very beliievable and I was drawn into the story. I watched it with my 5 year old daughter and it was delightful to see her react to the scenes. I will cherish this movie for the rest of my life since I was able to share it with her.
Written August 21, 2014
We took our grand daughters to see OZ last weekend.They are 7 and 5. The beginning is not appropriate for children under the age of 11. It is dark, scary, loud, violent and altogether unfit for viewing by young children.
The movie is rated PG. I would caution that discretion be used when deciding if the movie is appropriate for viewing by young persons. The original OZ movie was quite scary in parts. This rendition is no different. Having seen both productions, I would caution that this movie is a great deal more unsettling than the prior version.
We left the theater well prior to the conclusion. The Industry should rethink the rating given this movie. PG 13 would be much more appropriate.
Written March 09, 2013
By now, I don't think any one of us are strangers to the classic, Wizard of Oz. There have been many productions made since first created. And although I'm ususally a fan of the original, I've always been a fan of every version of this movie. I don't give reviews often either, but felt compelled to do so. Disney definitely took this movie to another level. My daughter and I went to see The Great and Powerful Oz opening night in 3D IMAX. And I must say, after seeing it in that theater - I couldn't imagine seeing it in another. I'm not a fan of paying $17 a ticket, but I will honestly say it was worth every penny. Disney did a fantastic job illustrating such vibrance, imagination and creativity! The colors alone are nothing short of the wow factor. I was a little skeptical about this production featuring big name, thinking it could possibly take from the film - so NOT the case. I would recommed this film for all and any. I'll definitely purchase this and add it to my collection!
Written March 25, 2013
It was interesting, just not what I expected. I wanted something more suspenseful then what they did with the movie. I also did not love who played OZ.
Written March 09, 2013
I didnt know what to expect, loving the original so much, but it was visually stunning, and the story was very well done. If you don't try to make it something its not, you will like it.