Oz the Great and Powerful Review
by Cody Dollarhide
Omg, Omg, Omg, Omg, Mila Kunis is so hot. Now that that’s out of the way, I would like to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and not just Mila Kunis sexually letting her hair out of a pony tale. She plays one of the witches, and her character development was so rushed I honestly can’t say any more than I did or I would spoil something. James Franco played a lowly carnival magician, with a very huge ego. I personally think his casting as Oz was perfect, because I never thought that I would see Franco’s head more filled with smoke. He did a stunning job in the lead role, much like I expected him to. Zach Braff playing the supportive role was such a nice surprise. I honestly thought I wouldn’t see him again after he parted with Scrubbs. Also, Bruce Campbell’s cameo appearance was no more than a fan service, but I was still happily surprised to see it.
The director and producers did an awesome job portraying the beautiful world of Oz. The effects were really decent except for a few parts. For instance, a specific scene were a few characters are standing in the middle of a sunflower field, you can see the actors outlines where they were standing in front of a green screen. I may just be picky, but I kind of expect a Blockbuster this huge to be minor glitch-free. Aside from that, everything was beautiful. Like the original, the whole movie could be argued to be a journey of self-discovery for the main character. (Spoiler) He was faced in the beginning with a choice between fame and love, which he cowardly runs away from, so The Land of Oz forces him to make it. (/Spoiler) They even had a few shout-outs to the original movie that I’ll let you catch yourself.
4 out of 5.