Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oz, the Great and Powerful




Oz, the Great and Powerful Review.

I’m not going to do a summary of the events in the movie, you can find that on imdb or wikipedia, but let me say that fans of Wicked will have problems with their personal Canon.

Oz starts slow, but the story progresses nicely, and the finale is awesome. I loved the little cameos the future heroes of Oz made (The cowardly lion attacking Theodora aka Mila Kunis) (The Scarecrow in the first battle).
The special effects were amazing, not the battle scenes which were lackluster in my opinion  but the flora and fauna scenes.
One thing I liked was how they used parallels with the characters in the “real world” and Oz, like the original film did.
The acting was so-so. I really didn’t like Franco’s portrayal of Oz, finding him Hammy, but that goes along with the character.
Michelle Williams, who played Glinda, was just creepy. I know that good witch is supposed to be all happy and sweet, but the oversweetness was downright unsettling.

While I wouldn’t recommend seeing it in theaters, this is worth a rental.


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