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 28, 2015
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Well, after watching this disappointing movie, I know one thing for certain - Hollywood sure knows how to wreck an all-time classic tale of fantasy & adventure and literally reduce it to being an utter mess of forgettable redundancy, as well as being a hideous eyesore of gaudy CGI effects.

Oz - The Great (!?) - The Powerful (!?) - Ha! That's a good one! I'd say that this film's title was everything that its story wasn't, and then some. This was the sort of film where if you were to fast-forward it all the way through you honestly wouldn't miss anything worthwhile.

Besides the fact that this picture's story didn't contain even an ounce of magical charm, I also couldn't tolerate the unbearably annoying voice-over narration that dominated throughout.

And even though Oscar Diggs (aka. Oz) was a slimy womanizer (even of virginal witches) and a despicable fraud, who actually came right out, publicly, and told one and all that he was nothing but a cheap, chiseling con man, the starry-eyed citizens of the Emerald City chose to ignore these glaring red-light warnings and blindly and unanimously voted him right into power. (Sheesh!) What a screwy political statement that nonsense makes!

Jan 08, 2015
  • marx_bro rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty cool, fun entertainment for the whole family. It's also fun for those of us who enjoy the 1949 version and like to spot the plot intersections.

Jul 27, 2014
  • Old_Toto rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A mediocre film that spoils the questions: "Who, what, why, when, where and how did Oz get there in the first place" for future generations of moviemakers. Colorful - but too many plotlines.

Jul 07, 2014
  • 3reading4stem2011 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this one although it might seem like standard Fare for a Disney Movie. I would call it a prequel to the great "Wizard of Oz "Movie and I would also recommend that before you watch it that go into the "Bonus Features" setting(on the dvd) and first of all watch "Walt Disney and the Rainbow road to Oz" which explains something many have wondered about. Namely, that although Walt tried to do a prequel back then the technology that existed at that time was not capable to do a great job of bringing the story to the Big Screen (or even small screens) to be seen and enjoyed. I also enjoyed the "bloopers".

i really thought oz the grate and powerful will be a borning movie but hay it is a really good movie i putted a hold on it before i had to wait a long time to get it but i wasn't in a hurry to get it but then when i got it i watched it i was just hopping that ill be a good movie and it is i still like this movie i can't wait till it's going to be on t.v i really injoyed this movie a lot this is the best disney movie ever remines me when i was in gr. 9 when i watched the old wizard of oz with my class it is almost like the new one .

Jun 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

As usual, in a Disney film, the repentence of the protagonist comes at no cost, and for little reason.

May 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Apr 25, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Wonderful Wizardific tribute to why we as film lovers fell in love with the Land of OZ in the first place, and tells us how the WIzard himself landed near the Emerland CIty. James Franco brought a grace and class to the role of the carnival balloonist who became the ruler of OZ, and I loved Mila Kunis as Theodora, the sister who would ultimately become the Wicked WItch of the West, an iconic cinema villainess if there ever was one. I was mystified by the special effects, and thought they were well done, and didnt detract in any way from the story. See this with the ones you love.

Mar 02, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Above average film, considering there really is nothing more to be said about the land of Oz and all its inhabitants, but I sincerely enjoyed the sweetness of this tale. Unfortunately, there are a lot of loose ends never properly addressed and James Franco seemed like a poor choice to play the Wizard, but otherwise, everything seemed to roll along with relative smoothness. Again, nothing groundbreaking, but there's definitely worse ways to waste your time. I'd recommend it.

Feb 27, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An entertaining prequel story of how the great and powerful magician Oz came to live in the land of Oz as well as the story of what made a good character become the wicked witch of the West. Very entertaining.

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Dec 11, 2014
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May 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

One word can sum up this movie DUMB.


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May 20, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"And people in hell want slupees." -Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon


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