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Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, from the director of the Spider-Man trilogy,follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot — until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity — and even some wizardry — Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man as well.
For sheer visual splendor, Oz the Great and Powerful is hard to beat. Even before the hot-air balloon of carnival magician Oscar "Oz" Diggs (James Franco) gets swept up in a tornado and hurled to the Technicolor land of Oz, the sepia tones of Kansas have a lush, almost velvety texture. Once Diggs arrives in Oz, he learns of a prophecy that he might be the wizard to free the land from the grips of a tyrannical witch--and from there, the movie juggles visual delights with a story that is regrettably half-baked. Some sequences and characters are skillfully realized (a little girl made of china is perfectly developed, both visually and narratively), while others seem propped up like cardboard cutouts. (Unavoidable comparisons to The Wizard of Oz, a masterpiece of vividly drawn characters, don't help.) Franco doesn't have the theatricality one might want for a carnival huckster, but fortunately his low-key performing style helps to ground the bright spectacle in human emotions. As witches wicked and good, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams all display charm and verve. The movie is flawed, but when Oz the Great and Powerful hits a right note, merging wonder and fear, dazzle and darkness, it's easy to forgive the weaknesses. --Bret Fetzer
I mean to give 1 star to Amazon on this one. The movie kept freezing. We tried 2 days in a row. Same problem. We were only able to watch a small portion of the movie. We gave up. Read morePublished 1 day ago by ecastillo562
5th in my OZ collection and neck in neck with Tin Man, really fun movie.Published 1 day ago by b a blackwell
I like it and am enjoying it for the purpose I bought this for... I'll be back for more, it works amazingly well!Published 6 days ago by D. Mancuso
My wife wanted to watch this, I was totally unenthused. but it was actually watchable and kept my attention. Not bad.Published 6 days ago by Mort
if you always wanted to know the backstory of oz, the almighty, this movie was made for you.
great witches, minimal song and dance.
Don't just dismiss this movie right off the bat because it's a Disney prequel to the Wizard of Oz. It's really fun, though predictable. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Adrian
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JC, whichever version of the disc you buy ... either 2D or 3D ... it will have a coupon code that you can redeem online to get the other version for $5.99. By now it's common knowledge that there is a $7.00 off coupon available online from Scott Values, and that one national chain will be... Read More
Jun 8, 2013 by J. Michael Click | See all 4 posts
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Ditto....much to my chagrin, same thing here! Glad you have the unavailable BS too.
Here is a phone number to call as well: 866-246-8646
I am going to call on Friday...NOT COOL!
Jul 3, 2013 by J-DAWG888 | See all 8 posts
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you can buy the 2 discs edition (br 3d + br 2d) at amazon france.
Apr 28, 2013 by Vince | See all 5 posts
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