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Oz The Great And Powerful

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Overall 3
3.0

Great? Not so much..

theCriticalMarisa, FilmCrave
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. And when you're playing a philandering magician, you need charisma. I didn't see a wizard or a character. I saw James Franco in a funny suit, acting like an idiot.
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Overall 3
3.0

Oz the Great and Powerful

worleyjamers, FilmCrave
29 June 2013
  • 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. The tone awkwardly switched between sweet and silly, to dark and ominous, the combo really didn't work.
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Overall 3
3.0
Movie overall 3
3.0

"Good work, you just sneezed away our plan."

eljay, blu-ray.com
14 June 2013
  • 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. So much potential squandered. What a disappointment. :-( Blu-ray: PQ and AQ were perfect.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Jacob Zembower, FilmCrave
12 June 2013
  • 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. Sure, it's pretty to look at, but do no film makers care about practical effects over hollow CGI environments anymore? Another fault is in the casting, especially Mila Kunis of whom I love to watch.
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Overall 4
4.0

Oz The Great and Powerful review

Daniel Corleone, FilmCrave
28 May 2013
  • 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. Diggs also meets Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda, the Good Witch of the South (Michelle Williams). The original 1939’s The Wizard Of Oz is a classic in itself is a far cry from this version.
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Overall 4
4.0

This isn't a film; it's a product

JLFM, FilmCrave
17 March 2013
  • 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. Though this might indicate that Disney is really taking their time to craft a quality product, it actually turns out to be quite the opposite.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

awesomecity, play.com
20 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Far too long for children. Franco didn't do the role justice. Some poor effects in places. Rachel Weiss was poorly cast. Not great or powerful.
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Overall 4
4.0

Leaves a lot to be desired

Simon-Howard, Flicks
17 June 2013
  • 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. Frank Baum novels (but not the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz), this is a family friendly adventure that may please younger audiences but left me feeling completely underwhelmed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expected a lot more.

Roo, Flicks
17 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Production 4
4.0
Movie overall 4
4.0
Actors overall 4
4.0

User Review

whiterabbit, discshop.se
5 October 2013
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