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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 | illusion | 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

After the tornado sequence, just before Oz loses control of the balloon, one of the nearby mountaintops is in the shape of the Wicked Witch on a broom. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, the facial hair thickness of the Oz was not as it was at the beginning shots of the movie. The thickness of the hair slightly changed between short to shorter, then back to normal. 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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Soundtracks

The Munchkin Welcome Song
Music written by Danny Elfman
Lyrics written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Performed by Danny Elfman
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Beautiful and amazing!!!
26 March 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I am so surprised that people don't appreciate the beauty and awe of this picture. Then again, should I be surprised that people every day in all aspects of society tear down beautiful things like forests and architecture? No, because it happens all the time.

I took my daughter to this and we watched it in 3D. I was not much in the mood for a movie and I really had no idea what to expect.

I thought this movie was brilliant and it truly took me to another place. I was glued to the screen and couldn't take my eyes off. It was so good all the way through.

Yes I have read the complaints from critics (who are all failed artists in my opinion) knocking it for everything from James Franco's performance (which I thought was brilliant and inspiring) to a thin storyline, etc. Blah, blah, blah.

All I can say is you critics are so busy over-analyzing every little detail you learned in some acting class somewhere that you missed the point of the movie: just sit there and enjoy it! This is true creativity. You have lost your sense of childlike wonderment about the world. None of you would ever be able to accomplish something like this.

My daughter and I both loved it.

I think Raimi's vision was well executed and the cast and crew did a great job. I think it's better than the original OZ movie. Is it sacrilegious to say that?

The 3D was the best 3D yet. Way better than Avatar in the 3D department.

This film is a masterpiece of color, it was beyond beautiful. It was so beautiful...the actresses have never looked better either. Franco was cool in the real sense and he looked like it.

This movie was perfectly made and I felt like I was there. In a cynical world where art seems to be less and less appreciated, I cannot help but stand up and say I loved it amidst all the "popular" critics' opinions.


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This contradicts the message of The Wizard of Oz dknudtson1995
Appalling, appalling movie. *shudders' Richdogg
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