Written March 04, 2015
One would make the assumption that an actor that can act against a green screen must really know their craft. But that doesn't hold true for Oz The Great and Powerful. Saw it in IMAX 3D and while images were stunning the plot was terribly slow. James Franco was not great, or mediocre as Oz... He was flat and stiff in his characterization. Mila Kunis seemed to be in a trance until she became green, Michelle Williams was "too good" to be true and Rachel Wiez wasn't mean enough or scary enough to be wicked witch. Overall I would say wait til this comes out on the Disney Channel and save the $$$
Written March 27, 2015
Took my Grand kids, ages 9 and 15 and they both loved it - was a little long and dragged somewhat in the middle but excellent family entertainment. Had to buy my Granddaughter the China Girl Doll afterwords, they are very hard to find.
Written March 29, 2015
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.
Written January 26, 2015
The move is absolutely fantastic. For the best experience, I recommend seeing in IMAX 3D. My son and I went to see and we both loved the file. It repects the work of the original Wizard of Oz movie while creating an abosultely wonderful new OZ experience. One can enjoy the film for the film itself or for its many underlying themes and witty humor. Ultimately, the message that I took away from the film is that anyone can be great and achieve great things in life if they simply believe in themselves and have faith and trust that anything is possible if you just believe. In addition, although it is not always present and many times seem not so, goodness and truth will always prevail of evil and deception. This is a must go, must see movie that sets itself up very well to be a prequal of a future Disney remake of the original Wizard of Oz movie for today's audience and technology but not to take away from the great classiic of the original 1939 film.
Written January 30, 2015
Poor acting, poor dialog, and poor use of 3D effects...what a shame! The concept was good, but the execution was disappointing. I left the movie in crappy mood. Not worth the price of the popcorn.