Written March 11, 2013
This movie was great! Seeing it in IMAX 3D made me feel like I was in the Emerald City. It is a movie for all ages. Great date night with my hubby of 25 years!!
Written September 18, 2014
The strength of this movie is absolutely the stunning visuals. It was made to be seen in IMAX 3D. Yes, the acting is great - (although James Franco's "Oz" did come off as a bit flat at times, and overplayed at others) - and the story was good - (the handling of the fate of Chinatown was confusing and cold) - the visuals are the star of this show.
Written September 21, 2014
Oz The Great and Powerful was great movie! Great cast (James Franco is wonderful as Oz/Oscar Diggs). The story is also very good with some thrilling moments (The Witch's transformation, the flying baboons, Oz's arrival). My favorite character was Finley as he bought a lot of humor. I also loved how the beginning was in black & white and then into color. With wonderful 3D, wonderful cast and characters, and a wonderful story, Oz The Great and Powerful is a great beginning to The Wizard Of Oz!
Written September 02, 2014
It was very noticeable that only 75% of the screen was used. Unused strips of screen were noticeable at top and bottom as dark grey strips of blank screen. The result might have been projected onto any standard wide screen at a lower cost. Because it is a Disney production the 3D and color were as good as expected, however, I kept looking for those geeky homosexual jelly beans that are often slipped into Disney scenes. I didn't see them but am pretty sure they were there. It seems to have become a standard finger print of animators.
It was a nice movie for color and juvenile action. The story lines of good and evil, jealousy, ego and unrequited love were a challenge for my 8 and 9 year old companions but they got most of it.
My viewing was in Bellingham WA.
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.