Oz The Great And Powerful Review - Chaos Hour

If there is one book that has saturated the market over the last few years, be it through musical theatre (Wicked), television (Tin Man, The Witches of Oz), comics or films, it is L Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’. After being published in 1900, The Wizard of Oz entered the public domain in 1956, allowing anyone to use the famous characters in their own scenarios, with many writers and artists returning to Oz for their own takes on the famous lore. But, in in 1954, Disney purchased the film rights to all of the Wizard of Oz books, including its thirteen sequels, after the success of the MGM 1939 film starring Judy Garland.

Biding its time after the unfortunate box office flop of Walter Murch’s far more accurate and dark adaptation of ‘The Marvelous Land of Oz’ and ‘Osma of Oz’, ‘Return To Oz’ in 1985; Disney has chosen to return to the glorious technicolor of Oz that Victor Fleming created in 1939. With the addition of the modern CGI enhancements and 3D capability, ‘Oz The Great...

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Sahil1276d ago

This movie was weak started off ok then just got boring too much talking. I think this movie could have had a lot of potential if Tim Burton directed it!

aDDicteD1276d ago

the movie was decent..if you connect it to the famous 1939 film it might show a lot of answers to the questions left in that movie. Franco was ideal for the role, if you watched the original the wizard in that movie does not have any depth at least franco gave color to that character. other supporting cast like rachel weisz gave a good show. overall it could improved but it is better than alice in wonderland in my observations.