Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

DVD - 2013
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"A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Disney DVD : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Logovore
Jul 18, 2017

The effects were okay, but the story dragged and the characters were not engaging.

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humbleworm
Jun 11, 2017

This successfully reproduces some aspects of L. Frank Baum's books and the original film, but it falls short in some ways: Glinda is too human for someone who goes on to be a clone of the good fairy from Pinocchio, Theodora's transformation is not credible and there's no explanation for flying baboons vs monkeys. A major element of the original film is the possibility that the whole thing is just in Dorothy's head. Having another person experience Oz as well ruins that though, even if Glinda is Annie's doppelganger, unless Oscar Diggs has just imagined it in this film too and then influenced Dorothy's psychosis later in the 1939 film as Professor Marvel / the Wizard. If Annie marries John Gale after a relationship with Oscar in this film, is she the future mother of Dorothy Gale (raised by Aunt Em) and is it possible that Oscar himself might be the biological father? I suppose I'm over-thinking it. This film was better than reviews made it out to be.

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TheKingRaven
Jul 28, 2016

I watched this when it came out and I must say, it was scary. the scene where the girl ate the apple was very creepy. I don't think that anyone under 10 should watch this.

LPL_FisherA Feb 18, 2016

This wonderful adventure serves as a prequel to the Wizard of Oz by chronicling how the original Wizard, named Oscar Diggs, first made it to Oz and his rise to power. All comparisons to the original aside, Sam Raimi has done an incredible job of creating a visual feast for your eyes, as the vibrant colors, beautifully designed creatures, and cinematography are top notch. Although I wish the three witches were given more screen time for character development and growth, Oz The Great and Powerful captured the same feelings that I had while reading the book series as a kid. I highly recommended it if you are looking for a fun, family friendly, film.

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tenet
Oct 08, 2015

Rated 7/10.

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matthews
Jul 01, 2015

Great movie! Even is you have read/watched other Oz material, still a must!

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ritalatabooks
Apr 14, 2015

A very beautiful movie, but not a very good story line. This is a prequel to the well known movie The Wizard of Oz. The sound quality was bad, and it was hard to hear what some characters were saying (the good witch Glenda). The wizard was such a cad through out the show that I could not cheer for him even when he turned out to help save the day.

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amoby
Feb 23, 2015

Not bad but the evil characters could have had a stronger background.
This movie could have been five-ten minutes shorter and the plot & main characters would have been just as strong.
The CGI is pretty weak also.

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marx_bro
Jan 08, 2015

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.

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Old_Toto
Jul 27, 2014

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.

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TheKingRaven
Jul 28, 2016

TheKingRaven thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ElainaL
Dec 11, 2014

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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jescar82
Feb 19, 2014

jescar82 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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MusicGirl107
Sep 01, 2013

MusicGirl107 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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blue_lion_3841
Aug 15, 2013

blue_lion_3841 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

blue_sheep_0 Jun 13, 2013

blue_sheep_0 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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Kassangel
Apr 20, 2013

Kassangel thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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aaa5756 May 20, 2014

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

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jimg2000
Feb 11, 2014

Oz: Look, I know I'm not the wizard that you expected. But I might just be the wizard that you need.

Glinda: You said you were just a con man.

Oz: Precisely!

Glinda: Nothing but a trickster?

Oz: Yes!

Glinda: A terrible cheat!

Oz: The best there is.

Glinda: A carnival magician's going to put on a show.

Oz: I'll put on the show of a lifetime! The likes of which the land of Oz has never seen! Magic! Mystery! Prestidigitation! It'll be my greatest trick yet.

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jimg2000
Feb 11, 2014

Glinda: For the record, I knew you had it in you all along.
Oz: Greatness?
Glinda: No. Better than that. Goodness.
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Oz: [whispers to Glinda] I might not actually be a wizard...
Glinda: Yes, but they don't know that.
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Oz: You can have a nice pile of bananas!

Finley: Oh, I see, because I'm a monkey I must love bananas!

Oz: You don't love bananas?

Finley: Of course I love bananas, I'm a monkey! Don't be ridiculous!

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aaa5756 May 20, 2014

One word can sum up this movie DUMB.

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Dimmu16 Jul 13, 2013

Violence: A big battle at the end.

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