Oz the Great and Powerful Review: Witches & Flying Monkeys

Oz isn't that Great just Painful to Watch

I can't believe that I got suckered for the same fairy tale trick twice in the same week. After Jack the Giant Slayer this time it's Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful 2013. Although Oz was slightly more entertaining than my previous fairy tale movie experience it wasn't worth the time I wasted on it.

Oz the Great and Powerful cast was definitely more substantial with major star power like: Mila Kunis, James Franco and Rachel Weisz but it was still a fairy tale movie for small children. I should have learned my lesson from my previous fairy tale experience that this sort of movies is not my cup of tea. Although I consider myself a kid deep inside, movies like Oz are not recommended for guys in their 30's. It’s not like I didn't see the signs but still I continued watching. The moment I saw the Disney logo at the beginning of the movie i should have left the building, unfortunately I didn't and I paid the price of wasting 2 precious hours of my life on Oz the Great and Powerful.

Now when I'm cooled down a little the three main actors did make the viewing experience somehow tolerable James Franco had few entertaining moments mostly with Finley the flying monkey (Zach Braff) and Knuck the angry midget (Tony Cox). Rachel Weisz had a decent performance with the Evanora character although I was slightly disappointed with what they did with Mila Kunis. Mila received too little screen time in her natural form (not the green bad witch).

The movie was too long than it should have been and its plot was with too many holes. Let’s take the scene where Oz meets the good witch Glinda (Michelle Williams). What exactly was she doing on that abandon, creepy cemetery and why did she leave her magic wand in a middle of nowhere for no reason. It was obvious that whoever wrote the script wanted to create an artificial suspense. The problem was that it was executed badly.

I really hope they will not make a Oz the Great and Powerful sequel because this film was mostly for children and if you are over 12 years old you probably not going to enjoy Oz. Oz is most likely Great and Powerful only in children's eyes. i wouldnt like to see another chaper in this Oz saga.

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  1. You have a good take on the film. I value opposing opinions. I liked it, you didn't like it. That's what makes the world go around. Maybe I was in a good mood when I saw it. :-)

  2. Now when i think about it, i was in a bad mood when i saw Oz