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.
Written March 02, 2015
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 March 01, 2015
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 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.
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.