A movie must see, and you must see it in 3D Oz the Great and Powerful will be enchanting theaters all over the world today. I see movies in 3D all the time and most the time I think it’s a waste of money but not Oz the Great and Powerful. Oz the Great and Powerful starts off with the most amazing 3D effects and at some point I felt like I crossed over the rainbow and was there myself, instead of sitting in a theater with 3D glasses on. It was amazing.
Oz the Great and Powerful is a strong combination of real sets and CGI. The film is directed by Sam Raimi and he made some amazing decisions on cast, such as James Franco as the wizard, Michelle Williams as Glinda, Mila Kunis as Theodora and Rachel Weisz as Evanora. The four of them make a powerful punch as the movie progresses and surprises are revealed. But let’s start at the beginning. Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics has to make a dash to get out of one of his situations and as he is escaping he is sucked into a tornado. We are taken on his journey from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz and the 3D effects are brillian. Of course when he lands he finds out that he was expected and is now rich…..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.
The color of Oz is amazing, the worlds are amazing. I say worlds because each city in the land of Oz is so grand. In one city we meet China Girl and she’s played by Joey King. Along the yellow brick road before even meeting China Girl we meet Finley played by Zach Braff. Finley becomes Oscar’s good conscience and the comic relief as he’s quite a funny monkey. Oscar suddenly finds himself reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
Going down the yellow brick road again in this prequel was a fantastic illusion that transported me into the land of Oz. The only time I was brought back into the theater was when The Flying monkeys came flying out of the screen and I jumped out of my seat. I enjoyed it so much that I would pay for the 3D ticket price and take my husband with me.
travel and expenses to see OZ were provided by Disney.