Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful


“Go see Oz,” they said. “It’ll be good,” they said. Well I’ll come out right off the bat and say that it wasn’t.

Starring James Franco and Mila Kunis, this prequel to the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” detailed the journey of the magical “wizard,” Oz, and his journey to the fabled city that bears his name.

The movie contained some dazzling visuals, bright colors and great use of the 3D feature, but other than the visuals and a few funny scenes between Franco and Zach Braff voicing Oz’s flying-monkey companion, Finley, that was all that was good.

The plotline was muddled with inconsistencies, there were some pretty corny scenes with the witches, Kunis was a terrible wicked witch and Franco honestly didn’t even seem like he wanted to be in the movie, almost like he didn’t even care about his character.

Overall, I was severely disappointed. I thought that Disney could have done so much with the story of Oz but they didn’t. They just made the movie PG.

Overall, I give this movie 4 out of 10 dolphins.