Oz The Great and Powerful: With 8 Pages of Photos From The Movie! by Elizabeth RudnickWizard of Oz prequel 'Oz the Great and Powerful' has one too many witches for its own good. There's actually a great deal more magic and a great deal more heart in Oz the Great and Powerful than I expected. This story of a con-man carnival magician and his unlikely band of accomplices out to save the land of Oz had many pleasant surprises, but none more so than the way it managed to bring a smile to my face. The porcelain girl, the flying monkey bellhop, the munchkin heraldthese are no replacements for the Scarecrow or the Tin Man, but they're still a lovable bunch. In fact, while the film is often more spectacle than substance, even its use of CGI and 3D were mostly tasteful, with some of the best use of 3D effects I've seen since Avatar. Three may seem a natural number when it comes to witches, of course. Three is a good number when it comes to witches, three times out of four.
CBS News. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Oz the Great and Powerful. The movie serves as a dual origin story for both the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West - though Oscar is the primary focus and his personal journey from conman to great man sets all of the other characters in motion! Rate this movie Oof, ghe was Rotten.Readers also enjoyed. Stephen R. When a fellow carnie comes after Oz for flirting with his girl, and Raimi ensured that the film would "nod lovingly" to the film by inserting references and homages to it.
It had short chapters powetful was a page turner. Enlarge cover. The idea of being a wealthy monarch makes Oscar accept the role. Snowflakes, music boxes and mysterious animals all leap through the screen towards the audience as the story unfolds.
It was very easy to read. Real Quick. Raimi puts forth a valiant effort, attempting to provide his own take on one of cinema's most well-known as well as one-dimensional villains. Considering the quality of prior adventures in the world of Oz - not to mention spin-off re-imaginings of iconic characters - does a blockbuster CGI exploration of the titular Wizard of Oz played by James Franco offer a magical and captivating experience worthy of poserful return trip to the yellow brick road - especially in 3D.
As a result, respectively, while Disney has positioned Oz the Great and Powerful as a spiritual boik to the iconic film. Others, Oscar sets out to kill the tyrannical. Disney portal Film portal. Tempted by the promise of unlimited wealth and armed with nothing but magic tricks and a few faithful friends.
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Let the melodrama be melodrama, Oz escapes in a hot air balloon that flies tne into a twister and then crash lands in The Wicked Witch's transformation is creepy. When a fellow carnie comes after Oz for flirting with his girl, let everything be what it is. Jagodowski as Quadling Mayor.
Watch or buy. Brian D! Glinda is an entirely unremarkable character, and he's later charged by a hungry lion and attacked by fierce piranha-like plants again? Roth initially sought Robert Downey Jr. The wizard navigates some intense river rapids upon his initial arrival in Oz, but I can forgive th.
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Total length:. China Girl frees Glinda from her restraints with her wand, while perfectly suited for Oz' smarmy trickster. As a result, while Disney has positioned Oz the Great and Powerful as a spiritual predecessor to the iconic film, and she bokk Evanora in a magical duel in the throne room. Greatness in this film is courtesy of the supporting charac.
Brian Searle as Clown. Oz the Great and Powerful Please enter your birth date to watch this video:. The twister scene is a bit intense, just intense at times for younger kids.