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Entertaining with very good 3D, but forgettable

By Joshua23
Written March 11, 2013
FIrst of all, this is a great IMAX 3D movie. The visuals are stunning, the 3D is some of the best I have seen in any movie to date. Combine that with the size and sound of IMAX and you have a great movie experience! However, the movie itself lacks substance. The character development is very shallow and it tends to play down to its audience. Although I guess if the target audience is under 15 it makes sense, but there are some parts that I wouldn't want my child to watch (scary). There is little audience participation required to watch the movie, which makes the movie feel shallow and forgettable. This is just my opinion, but if you are looking to watch a very visual movie go see it. However, if you are looking for a movie with character and substance, I would wait for this to come out on Blu-ray.
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Disney doing its thing

By scorpioray83
Written March 09, 2013
I loved the graphics and all the bells and whistles. The storyline could have been better. The witches power wasn't in her necklace in the original wizard of oz. it was in her ruby red shoes that the farmer chick landed her house on. The wizard wizard was less than expected. I was hoping he would somehow be great and powerful, but all he wanted was some ass. The final scenes of the movie was good though. If you loved the Wizard of OZ, you must see this movie. I just wish they would have followed the original storyline more.
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Oz Falls Short of Magic

By Robnew2k
Written March 09, 2013
The CGI, stunning, and 3-D unlike I had ever seen before. China Girl, was my fav character in the movie, and she deserves an Oscar for her performance. I fell in love with this adorable, little orphaned child made out of china, right down to the clinking sound she made whenever she blinked or moved her joints. I must also mention the comedy in the film took away from the story line, and cheapened the movie a bit. I don't mind a little creative humor to captivate the audience, however, it became a bit corny, and distracting after awhile. It was sort of akin to what Scary Movie, was to the original Scream movie. Michelle Williams,was by far the best actor in this movie, and believe she carried the other character's weaker performances. I would have liked Glinda, a little more glamorous, and regal as was the original Glinda. Mila Kunis, as WW of the West-disappointing.. She wasn't believable as a WW. Her face-- too round, and voice sounded like she had a sinus infection.
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Great film and special effects

By stephen0118
Written March 10, 2013
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.
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Very Beauitiful Movie

By lady_dbear
Written March 09, 2013
If you want to know the turth about who the great oz is then go see this movie. The acting could have been better but the story was good and the CGI was increditable the best I have seen.
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