The Great and Powerful

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A small-time magician is whisked away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish dialogue version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 15, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Dec 29, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An above average family fantasy film. The effects are incredible. Everything else is mediocre. Still, dang does it look good. Look at the pretty colors!

Dec 09, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It wasn't wonderful but it was good and fun.

Nov 14, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Oz The Great and Powerful is a prequel to the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz. In 1905 Oscar "Oz" Diggs is a con man and magician in a travelling circus. Like the original movie a tornado takes Oscar to the Land of Oz where he is assumed to be the prophesied wizard. In the Land of Oz Oscar encounters three rival sister witches as well as plenty of chaos. The movie tells the tale of how Oscar defeated the wicked witch and sets the stage for Dorothy Gale's arrival. The movie uses some of the same techniques and features as the original movie. For example the beginning is in black and white until Diggs arrives in the Land of Oz. Also characters in the first part of the movie reappear as other characters in the Land of Oz. Besides the great special effects the movie is worth watching just to catch the antics of Finley the flying monkey.

Oct 03, 2013
  • chapette4 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Glad I didn't spend money on this one. Way too long, constantly jumping around in time with no explanation, very annoying. Special effects were beautiful. Last 10 minutes made more sense, but definitely not with 130 minutes of your life.

Sep 03, 2013
  • ravenheart rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

They needed a much more dynamic actor than James Franco to play Oz. He does a passable job, but James just isn't a lead actor as far as I'm concerned. The film is visually pretty good, but it looks like the director, Raimi, was a little too concerned with the look of the film, and not enough with elevating the script above mediocrity. The overall plot works, but with some more script tweaking they could have made something that even adults would have enjoyed. As is, this will make a pretty decent film for kids 12 and under to watch, but doesn't offer much for adults. The characters just aren't rich and involving enough to make the film emotionally compelling for an adult to watch and really enjoy. Emotional involvement with fully developed characters is what made the 1939 film a classic.

Aug 20, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm not a fan of the 1939 classic Wizard of Oz (due to a dislike of musicals in general and Judy Garland in particular). This is a prequel of sorts, with a carnival grifter transported into the world of Oz and finding himself struggling between his own self-centered nature and the troubles of a strange land. I liked the narrative, anyway; there were enough Easter eggs here and there for those who appreciate the Oz world, and the special effects and set design conveyed it well. James Franco plays the rogue well enough, and the three witches he encounters all respond to him in different ways. Rachel Weisz, who remains one of my favourite actresses, caught my attention more than Mila Kunis or Michelle Williams.

Aug 11, 2013
  • angel37455 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

really good movie! Great acting, amazing special effects! Good plot line!

Jul 24, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The animation/special effects were amazing. The monkey was a hilarious. A bit long for me.

Jul 22, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

best part was mila bending over in tight leather pants

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