In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Brandon T. Jackson
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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
When Oz and Finley first meet, they are almost attacked by a lion. Oz manages to scare it away, hinting at the fact that it is a "cowardly lion", an essential staple of Wizard of Oz lore. See more »
When Oz and Theodora flee from the crash site, Theodora's boots are flat; moments later, when he boosts her into the cave, the boots have high heels. See more »
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The opening credits are seen in a 1930s nickelodeon, with certain credits having their own qualities:
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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