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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  8 March 2013 (USA)
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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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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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In Oz, nothing is what it seems See more »


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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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Before Sam Raimi signed on to direct the film, directors Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman were also reported to be top candidates. See more »

Goofs

There's a string on Theodora's hat before and after she and Oz are at the waterfall, but it's missing while they're hiding inside the cave behind it. 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

Follows Journey Back to Oz (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Munchkin Welcome Song
Music written by Danny Elfman
Lyrics written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Performed by Danny Elfman
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More than powerful? yes or no...
30 August 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The idea of shooting Oz the Great and Powerful can be awkward or unnecessary. Believe me, it was my first thought. The Wizard of Oz is the most amazing movie I have ever seen in my entire life, I have been falling in love with it since I was 6 years old. It has been 29 years of pure love. When the press published that a new movie about Oz would be shoot, I panicked. How dare they? The Wizard is untouchable. After I calmed me down, I realized that could be interesting. Even though, I was really apprehensive about the result (I don't know why, but maybe it was because the old Oz movie crew was in my childhood memories). Movie released and I was at the cinema the day after. I did not have the idea that I was on the edge of watching a wonderful film. Every single detail (including lines, sceneries, digital stuff…) was perfectly put. The crew was incredible. My special congratulations to Michelle Williams, her performance was fabulous. James Franco as Oz was brilliant. Rachel Weisz could not be more fantastic. Mila Kunis - famous by former the TV series That's 70 Show – was growing up with the character… Sam Raimi, for me, is much more respectable as director than before, he made a masterpiece. I hope Sam Raimi knows that. About the plot, the story was being told in a beautiful way, revealing how the characters were inside their soul slowly and without loses the magic. I can not forget how amazing was all the people of Oz! What can I say? If you still do not watch OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, get out of this chair and go now! You will not regret, I promise you!


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