DVD Review: OZ The Great and Powerful by Nicole Etolen | Jun 11, 2013 | Entertainment | 3 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 3 Comments Kathleen on June 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm It was a good movie and I liked how they portrayed that a wizard does not need magic to be a wizard. Great review and I loved the costumes. I’m just popping in as the Biannual Blogathon Bash approaches to say thanks for joining the event and we look forward to connecting with you. Reply Allan on March 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm I’m a huge Sam Raimi fan, but was not as big a fan of this film. It’s not a bad film, telling the prequel story of how the Wizard of Oz first arrived in the magical land and then coned his way to power when he’s mistaken as the prophesized wizard who would stop the evil witch terrorizing the land, is a good enough of premix. Raimi does as you would expect in making a visually arresting film that’s consistently a feast for the eyes. The movie’s failing is that when it comes to telling a simply story with heart. Instead, the sweetness and magic of the original is replaced with noise and bombast. James Francois good as The Wizard, although it would have been interesting to see Robert Downey Jr. in the part, who was originally cast as The Wizard. Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis are fine as the witches. Raimi also has his usual composted, Danny Elfman, who delivers a good score, and Raimi regulars Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi also show up in small parts. Like I wrote earlier, it’s not a bad film, but it felt more like a missed opportunity. Worth watching, but not all that memorable. Reply Nicole Etolen on March 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm I didn’t know that RDJ was originally cast in that part. I think he would have been a great choice. I think when you’re a huge fan of a director, you definitely go into a movie with a different eye. I tend to be more critical of my favorites, like Kevin Smith. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.