This past weekend we had a chance to see Mila Kunis… Ahem, we saw Oz The Great and Powerful” 🙂 First off, I liked the fact that this adaptation of the “Wizard of Oz” story isn’t totally predictable. As opposed to following the traditional story we all know, it seems like the film followed in the direction of the stage play “Wicked” (which I’m totally ok with).


Oz The Great and Powerful” (directed by Sam Raimi & produced by Joe Roth) propels its audience from an old, 2nd-rate circus in Kansas to a bright, colorful, magical land. This is where we find a displaced circus magician with dubious ethics named Oscar Diggs (James Franco). Oscar thinks he has it made in this new land after befriending a monkey named Finley (Zach Braff) and a witch named Theodora (Mila Kunis) who explain his part in their prophecy to save the day and become King. But after meeting 2 other witches in Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) he must quickly decipher good from evil before the land of Oz meets its grim fate and they discover he is not a real wizard.


After watching the film in 2D standard I can tell you that if you see this in 3D you won’t be disappointed. A lot of their scenes you can tell, were there for the purpose of 3D excitement. I can happily give this film an 8 out of 10. The storyline was fine, the characters were casted perfectly for their roles, but some of the scenes … well they transitioned poorly. That and there were a few scenes that were extremely computer generated and kind of ruined the mood. A little CG here and there is fine and of course a lot of the characters weren’t real which is fine. But bad transitions mixed with average animation and OBVIOUS CG made for a sour taste at parts. Aside from that its a fun flick that everyone can enjoy.



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