Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Oz the Great and Powerful" Review

I loved it! Oz the Great and the Powerful is a visually stunning movie directed by Sam Raimi. James Franco stars as Oscar Diggs, a Casanova circus magician whose hot air balloon gets whisked away into the Land of Oz. There he meets three witches (played by Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz) and must figure out who is good and who is evil. Michelle Williams was by far my favorite as the strong and determined Glinda. The costumes were an absolute stand-out and I predict an Oscar nomination in the future.

A warning to parents, there are parts such as the flying monkeys that might scare younger children, depending on the child. Aside from that, I highly recommend this prequel to the legendary “The Wizard of Oz”. This movie is filled with action, suspense and adventure from beginning to end.

Take a trip down the yellow brick road and catch “Oz the Great and the Powerful” opening in theaters this weekend, March 8th!

Movie tip: I recommend watching it in 3D. Totally worth it.