OZ the Great and Powerful is missing more than ruby slippers

11 Mar

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OZ the Great and Powerful is missing more than the iconic ruby slippers from the MGM’s 1939 film. Disney ends up producing this movie with one arm tied behind its back because Warner Brothers would not release the rights to Dorthy shoes and most of the noteworthy character likenesses, as well as not being able to cast their original choices. Sam Raimi does his best with a script that keeps repeating itself and a lead actor (James Franco) that won’t stop smiling. The wicked witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz) are the most interesting part of OZ, but they will fall trap to a one-note performance in the end when the film attempts to connect the story to the original. I’m sure children will like the film and it will lead to their parents introducing them to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, which a good thing because then they will realize the difference between a movie and a masterpiece.

WORD COUNT: 160

Chuck’s Grade: C

Adam’s Grade: C

One Response to “OZ the Great and Powerful is missing more than ruby slippers”

  1. bronsonfive March 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Super disappointed in this… Visually, it was nice to look at, but you couldn’t help but notice some shoddy green screen work. Another strike for Raimi.

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