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A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

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Storyline

Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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witch | magician | circus | magic | kansas | See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$79,110,453 (USA) (8 March 2013)

Gross:

$234,903,076 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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Trivia

Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall were considered for the roles of the witches. See more »

Goofs

When Oz first meets Theordora, his bag disappears from his hands then reappears twice. The first time is when the fairy spits on him and he covers his face, the second is when he conjures the magic flowers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Front Gate Barker: Hurry, hurry, step this way. Get your tickets now. Don't be shut out, friend. Step this way. See the most wondrous sights imaginable. pulled from the four corners of the Earth. Acts to delight, to thrill and to mystify! Walk through these gates and into the world of wonder.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are seen in a 1930s nickelodeon, with certain credits having their own qualities:
  • James Franco's credit appears in a puff of smoke
  • Mila Kunis' credit appears alongside a couple dancing (whose shadow turns into that of the Wicked Witch)
  • Rachel Weisz's credit is held by monkeys
  • Michelle Williams' credit is contained within a bubble
  • Zach Braff's credit appears with a puppet of Finley
  • the make-up credits Greg Nicotero and Howard Bergman are seen with an eye mask
  • VFX supervisor Scott Stokdyk's credit is seen within an optical illusion
  • composer Danny Elfman's credit is seen with a trumpet
  • the costume designers' credits are seen fitting clothes on an elephant
  • production designer Robert Stromberg's credit is seen in China Town
  • cinematographer Peter Deming's credit is seen with the projector
  • the screenwriters' credit is seen within a tornado
  • and director Sam Raimi's credit is seen within a crystal ball.
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Connections

References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Oz's Magic Show Piano
Written and Performed by David Reinstein
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User Reviews

 
Huge Disappointment
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't even want to think about how much money this movie cost. Even seeing it in 3-D didn't help. I found myself nodding off once or twice, it was that boring. All the special effects in the world won't fix lousy acting, bad casting and total lack of a plot. James Franco was terribly miscast. It was like watching that fiasco of him hosting the Oscars with poor Anne Hathaway. The little china doll was a better actor!

Mila Kunis was beautiful but disappointing; Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams did their best to save a terrible movie. Zach Braff was also good and probably should have been the wizard. Really wish I'd spent my money and time on something else.


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Did anyone actually care about any of the characters? Devoncs
Seriously, Wicked Witch? My opinion about her story line Lisa_Kay
Worst movie ever? ro_o11
This contradicts the message of The Wizard of Oz dknudtson1995
Appalling, appalling movie. *shudders' Richdogg
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