Written August 02, 2014
Good prequel. Excellent use of 3D. True to the Wizard of Oz story but still stands on its own. Good for kids over the age of 8; probably too intense for younger kids because of images of flying baboons (I may have nightmares about those guys!).
The CGI is a bit disappointing in some places, but positively magnificent in others. The acting is decent but nothing spectacular; won't win any awards in that category.
Written August 20, 2014
Loved every minute of this film. They did a wonderful job of creating an intriguing "prequel" with intriguing, multi-faceted characters that ties in beautifully with the original.
Written September 02, 2014
Nice movie about a well-known story. Don't expect too much but this is good entertainment. A lot of laughs and a good time. You leave with a good feeling and are looking forward to how the story continues but the movie faints once you leave the theater.
Written August 01, 2014
Few movies are worth the added cost of 3D, but Oz totally was. We saw it in Imax 3D and it was worth the extra cost. The story is good and harkens back to the original movie without being too cheesy. It's a great family choice.
Written July 29, 2014
The 3-D special effects were cool but the movie had no plot. There were parts that were leading up to suspense but then it big effect never came. Was very disappointed that I went to see this in the theater. It would have been good enough for a Redbox rental. The movie was just overall.... really lame for all the major hype.