Written June 01, 2016
Good prequel. Excellent use of 3D. True to the Wizard of Oz story but still stands on its own. Good for kids over the age of 8; probably too intense for younger kids because of images of flying baboons (I may have nightmares about those guys!).
The CGI is a bit disappointing in some places, but positively magnificent in others. The acting is decent but nothing spectacular; won't win any awards in that category.
Written June 29, 2016
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 July 30, 2016
The Effects were incredible...
May be a bit to much for younger children (say under 13-14)
Seen it in IMAX 3D and regular 3D...
IMAX is the way too go ~ It's worth the extra few bucks if you have it.
Now if they would just get WICKED on the Big Screen!
Written June 27, 2016
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 October 24, 2016
Oz the Great and Powerful is a entertaining movie that provides stunning visuals, but won't blow you away with powerful, believable acting- which is okay. The so-so acting doesn't bring down the movie much, since the visuals and the storyline are enough to bring you satisfaction after paying the hefty fine for viewing this in IMAX 3D. This is a great movie in relative to the movies coming out this time of the year, so its definitely worth a gander if you're having a boring weekend. Also, its pretty kiddie friendly too- so take the whole family if you're considering it!
GOOD MOVIE, go see it!