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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
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The opening credits are seen in a 1930s nickelodeon, with certain credits having their own qualities:
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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