Reviews and Problems with Oz The Great And Powerful
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Oz the Great and Powerful
Sound & Vision Magazine
31 October 2013
Excerpt: Curiously, the 3D edition is a standalone disc with Digital Copy, and the 2D version is a separate edition altogether with all the extras and bonus DVD. The 3D in both the black-and-white and color sequences is exemplary. Depth of field is excellent with snowflakes and flowers hovering in the foreground while the action holds focus in the background.
Oz The Great and Powerful - 3D Blu-ray Disc Edition Review
4 July 2013
Conclusion: As I covered in more detail my review of the 2D Blu-ray version of Oz The Great and Powerful , the film is an enjoyable viewing and listening experience on the high-def disc format. The color design and seamless integration between physical and virtual sets, as well as physical and CGI characters is great technically, and the soundtrack, with the exception of low volume on a few conversational dialog sequences, is fantastic.
Excerpt: Oz can be cheerful, a world of color, playful beings, and harmless scares. Oz can be apocalyptic, barren and flat as its monsters rise to challenge children. Or, it can be Great and Powerful , a digitally oppressive envisioning that blends both for fruitless, tired ambition. Oz has Disney backing, $200 million to manipulate into a fantasy realm, introduced through the eyes of a smirking womanizer.
Excerpt: I had heard some positive things about Oz the Great and Powerful and some negative things. So I was very curious to see how it would stand up in the Family Friendly Gaming Nation. In case you were not aware, Oz the Great and Powerful is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz. We learn how the wizard comes to Oz.
Oz The Great and Powerful 2D / 3D (Blu-ray Review)
20 June 2013
Excerpt: When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until he meets three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.
Excerpt: According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter , the apparently tireless Wizard of Oz division of the Warner Bros. legal department recently filed oppositions with the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to quash such egregious brand-infringing registrations as an academic textbook on brain injury titled If I Only Had a Brain , a California sandwich shop called Wicked 'Wiches, and a clothing line suggestively named Wizard of Azz, the latter of which must have...
Conclusion: While Oz the Great and Powerful does not recreate the magic of MGM's untouchable 1939 musical, it does fit the bill as above average big budget contemporary family fantasy cinema. Considering the large margin of error hanging over this production, the entertaining results are quite satisfactory and add up to one of Disney's strongest live-action films in a while.
Excerpt: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic . – Arthur C. Clarke The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic, enjoyed these last 80-odd years by countless millions around the world. It’s one of those movies for which attempting a direct remake is at best a risky proposition, and at worst something that would be declared from the highest mountain to be grand heresy.