Written September 22, 2014
I saw this film in IMAX 3D. When I saw the first part of the film, I thought that the film was one of those films that wasn't really made for IMAX but the theatres just wanted to make more money. I was pleasantly surprised when the film got to the second part because it took full advantage of the IMAX 3D experience.
This film is the prequel to the original Wizard of Oz as it traces the story of Oscar, a carnival magician who gets away in a balloon when he crosses (accidentally) the Strong Man. He gets caught in a twister (like Dorothy did in the original Wizard of Oz). The IMAX journey begins when he arrives in Oz and traces the story as how he becomes the Wizard of Oz and how the other characters came to be.
The acting was great, the 3D experience was awesome and there were some parts that can make you jump out of your seat.
There were some parts that, I felt, would be too scary for kids under the age of 10, but, otherwise, it's a good film for the family.
Written March 10, 2013
I did not know what to expect but would go see it again just for the effects and the way the movie brought you in. I felt like I was in a different world. So beautiful! Even without the storyline I would have enjoyed it. Loved it!
Written August 29, 2014
Awesome special effects! I thought it showed a great success at a prequel. The subtle ties to the original were awesome. Those flying monkeys...eeeek!!! Loved it Loved it Loved it
Written September 21, 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 01, 2014
Don't miss this epic adventure and let yourself be swept away to the wonderful world of Oz! See it in 3D and IMAX if possible! Our family loved everything about this movie! The acting, special effects and production design were superb!!!! Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and James Franco were fabulous!!!!