Written January 28, 2015
OZ The Great and Powerful was a must see in IMAX 3-D. The land comes to life in the 3-D version. It is well acted. The cinematography is excellent. The storyline is very believable in this prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Special effects make this movie. I would recommend anybody over the age of 13 to see it. I feel that there are some parts of the movie that are not suitable for younger viewers.
Written May 04, 2015
I have no interest in OZ at all. But I know disney come thorugh with effects and James Franco is likeable and Mila Kunis is crazy hot. It was pretty good, and for me to like a pg movie means alot. Solid story and great effects. The IMAX really made it pop.
Written March 08, 2013
Its ok don't waste your time are money with the IMAX 3d not worth it at all. If i could get my money back I would be more than happy to take it. It had some funny moments but for the most part blah
Written May 25, 2015
We took our 6 year old girl with us and we all loved it. We did IMAX 3D. Not sure why it is rated PG13. I was a little leery after reading some of the reviews, but I forgot those guys who write reviews for a living are all idiots that only like tedious movies that win "best picture" but no one goes to see. If you like fantasy, special effects and to be entertained, you will enjoy this movie. If you go looking for Oscar worthy acting, you're in the previously described category with the professional "reviewers".
Written September 21, 2014
This prelude to the classic "Wizard of OZ" is a beautiful and fairly well acted story on the origin of the Wizard and how he came to Oz. Seen in IMax 3D the movie looked gorgeous and the 3D effects were more of the Avatar model -- draw the viewer in not throw things out at the viewer (though there is some of that).
The imprint of the director, Sam Raimi, is unmistakable with his attention to story and story detail as well as a bit of visual slap stick thrown in. There are also unmistakable but subtle references as little treats not only to the "Wizard of Oz" but also to the previous works of Sam Raimi himself. However, if you do not know either, they are not obtrusive or confusing.
Franco tend to be Franco, but his onscreen/offscreen persona works in this role. Weisz and Williams give subtle and nuanced roles for the adults and colorful enough for the children. The only weaknes is Kunis, who has a very difficult role and story to play, and is not up to the task of the last third.