Sound Off: Sam Raimi's 'Oz the Great & Powerful' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
March 8, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Are you the great man we've been waiting for?" In theaters now is the latest colorful Disney creation, Oz the Great and Powerful, returning audiences to same world as Wizard of Oz for the origin of the great wizard of Oz, played by James Franco. At the helm is Evil Dead/Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, and besides Franco, his cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as the three witches of Oz. How is this fantastic adventure? As meaningful as it is entertaining? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Oz the Great & Powerful.
To fuel the fire, I enjoyed some parts of Oz the Great and Powerful, but overall found the movie to be rather "meh". I'm glad I saw it, but I don't plan on seeing it again anytime soon. First things first, because it's a Sam Raimi movie, he does get all of his usual awesome style in there (from the horror scenes to POV shots to Bruce Campbell cameos) and I love seeing all of that. But beyond that, there's not much to it, I found myself a little bored by the story at and hand, while often just waiting for more action. The best scene is, of course, the final payoff and setup with the big smoke screen at the end. It works perfectly and I enjoyed the heck out of watching all that come together, but aside from the Sam Raimi spectacle I didn't really enjoy it.
What did you think of Oz the Great and Powerful? Disney at its finest, or a colorful disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!