Reviews and Problems with Oz The Great And Powerful
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Great? Not so much..
19 July 2013
Excerpt: Everything the Wizard of Oz IS, this movie ISN'T. There's no magic and whimsy. The actors try very hard to fake innocence and to have a whimsical air about them and just come off very fake and wooden. The casting was horrible. James Franco is not a leading man. He has absolutely no charisma.
Excerpt: I honestly really disliked this film; this is not a bad film, but it had a lot of major problems in my opinion. The visuals were okay, I just really have a hard time getting immersed into a film when everything is clearly computer generated; I literally felt like I was watching a cartoon at times.
Excerpt: Synopsis: Swept away from Kansas by a powerful tornado, a greedy and self-centered carnival magician finds himself in the Land of Oz where, mistaken for a prophecied saviour, he must help the people of Oz defeat the Wicked Witch and regain their freedom. Comments: Visually stunning, but soul-less.
Summary: The first 30 or so minutes of Oz the Great and Powerful made me hopeful that this could possibly be the first Sam Raimi film I would end up liking. Unfortunately, this feeling was short lived, as the longer the film went on the worse it got.
Excerpt: Oscar Diggs (James Franco) escapes an angry circus strongman and is transported to another world by a tornado. He falls for Theodora (Mila Kunis) who believes he is the wizard fit for the Land of Oz.
Excerpt: After the success of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, there have been several attempts at remaking classics fantasies with a new twist and/or with expensive special effects. In fact, it's incredible that Disney has waited this long to release another high-profile fantasy flick.
Summary: Despite the fact the ending nicely sets up the 1939 'Wizard of Oz', I felt the creation of the Wicked Witch character could've been handled much better. Most will not care for the so-so writing and miscast of Mila Kunis.
Summary: I was really let down with this film, I was expecting really good things but I found the movie dragged on, and had worked out the plot within the first few minutes, really excellent imagery but other than the nice scenery not worth the money.
Summary: Director Sam Raimi takes us back to the magical world of Oz with this fantasy prequel, which tells the story of a magician coming to terms with the greatness he finds unceremoniously thrust upon his shoulders. Inspired by the L.