Reviews and Problems with Oz The Great And Powerful
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Gut und böse
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Kann man gleichzeitig eine gute UND eine böse Hexe sein bzw. ein bisschen von beidem? Man müsste darüber diskutieren, denn dieser Punkt ist eines der Probleme an Sam Raimis Oz. Michelle Williams und Mila Kunis spielen frühe Ausgaben von Glinda "the Good Witch" und "The Wicked Witch of...
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...
Excerpt: Neither great nor powerful enough, but it has the heart at various points and the ultimate humor that works on to entertain for the final act. Director Sam Raimi, introduces the film with old and classy way , then suddenly bedazzles with rich colors and the land of Oz.
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.
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: A circus magician named Oz destined to be a hero to another world finds himself on such dilemmas in an adventure which both overwhelms him and him overwhelms the others. It is now his trick versus the great and powerful magic of the fantasy world.
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.
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.