Oz the Great and Powerful
Some of the most frightening words in Hollywood are re-make, sequel or prequel.
Those words can send shivers of joy and/or terror up the spines of fans and movie executives alike. When I heard about the prequel being done to Oz I had both of those feelings simultaneously. Having seen some of these Oz adaptions I hoped for the best and feared the worst.
It was an impossible task, but Disney came through with a beautifully true prequel to Oz. The movie is a wonderful blend of comedy, fantasy, romance and drama that can appeal to children and adults.
I have admired the work of James Franco for some time. But in this movie he became the Wizard. A big shout out goes to Mila Kunis as the very nasty Wicked Witch of the West. Their two characters made the film for me.
But Rachel Weisz as Evanora / The Wicked Witch of the East and Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch were very good in their parts.
My only complaint is not enough flying moneys!
I won't waste time with plot reviews etc. If you have not seen it get in the theater today.
RATING - 8 out of 10.
Oz The Great and Powerful - Full Trailer