Oz – a magical wonderland of evil witches, tinkers and munchkins – was enhanced with the beautiful 3D display of the Oz the Great and Powerful. I had read a few reviews before going about how the plot was decent, but the visuals were what made it worth while. All I have to say, is what terrible acting. The entire time, I just had this feeling like I was watching a mediocre high school play where the characters were told act “giddy” or “cross down stage left.. right… now.” I don’t think I’ve seen a worse acting job by Mila Kunis or James Franco. I do have to give credit to Rachel Weisz who did a pretty good job at the evil witch. I must be rusty on my Wizard of Oz stories because I know of Theodora (aka. the green witch) and Glenda the good witch, but where did Evanora (played by Weisz) come from?
However, that being said once I got over the acting and started to focus on the actual movie, the plot wasn’t all bad. It had a good story and a great ending. I wasn’t really sure how that part would go, so I was delightfully surprised – even though I think they should have just killed the dang witches. My favorite characters were the little china doll and the monkey – they were so full of character, and the lines that came out of the doll’s mouth were fantastic. It made the whole movie a little more enjoyable.
Entertainment Factor: 7/10
Acting Quality: 5/10
- Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) (moviesfilmsandflix.com)
- Movie Review: Oz: The Great and Powerful (cwtampa.cbslocal.com)
- Movie Review – Oz the Great and Powerful (notthecarmedia.com)