Reviews and Problems with Oz The Great And Powerful
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Movie overall 7
Entertaining but not as "great and powerful" as The Wizard of Oz.
6 July 2014
Excerpt: 'The Wizard of Oz' holds a special place in many people’s hearts around the world. One of the all-time classic films ever made. For many, Victor Fleming's 1939 classic sparked interests for those to be involved in cinema. When I heard that Disney was making a prequel to it, I was fairly intrigued, especially when Robert Downy Jr. was up for the lead role of the “great and powerful” man himself.
Summary: A small-time circus magician with questionable ethics finds himself whisked away to Oz where he thinks he has found his ticket to fame and fortune. Yet the newly minted "wizard" finds himself up against three witches and must decide who he can trust and how to use his powers for the good of the world. this movie had a lot of mix review just like the hobbit but this movie is fun as hell. I mean the 3-D was not good but the visual effect's are amazing.
Excerpt: There is not much to review regarding the 3D movie OZ the Great and Powerful. It was Beautiful Eye Candy and audio scored perfect using DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 The story was fresh and a new take on the world of OZ. Very story driven which was done at the right pace to keep things moving along while watching in awe of the use of such vibrant colors. Such breath taking scenery with flair added to the smallest of details. The 3D in this movie was just 100% top notch. So..
Excerpt: James Franco as Oz Mila Kunis as Theodora Rachel Weisz as Evanora Michelle Williams as Annie / Glinda Zach Braff as Frank / Finley Bill Cobbs as Master Tinker Joey King as Girl in Wheelchair / China Girl Tony Cox as Knuck Directed by Sam Raimi Sam Raimi is certainly no stranger to well done films as this is the same man who directed the original Spider-man trilogy, Evil Dead films, and Darkman.
Excerpt: Well it took 74 years for the Wizard of Oz to return but the results are delightful. This prequel/reboot to the 1939 classic musical gives us the origin story of how the wizard himself became to be. James Franco plays Oscar aka Oz as his journey begins in a carnival in Kansas. He is taken for a fraud and as he flees a tornado captures his hot air balloon and whisks him to that place over the rainbow.
Excerpt: I'm just going to push the fact that this is a naked cash grab and judge the film on its own merits. Off the bat, we are given an ingeniously designed fun house credit sequence. I got chills and was more than ready to visit Sam Raimi's vision of Oz. Thereafter we see, in black and white in academy ratio, Oz as a magician in serious dire straits as only loose change is ever hurled his way.