Oz The Great and Powerful was showing at the El Capitan on March 4th for a Special Screening. My friend and I were lucky enough to attend this fun event. The wizard of Oz has always been a one of my favorite movies so I was excited to see this movie. The characters the story line and the all around charm that was found in The Wizard of Oz was also found in Oz the Great and Powerful.
We watched the movie in amazing 3D. Although I don't usually like watching movies in 3D, this movie was an exception. Their were so many moments that my friend and I jumped at different elements that seem to come out of the screen.
The characters in this movie were fun and charming. Especially the monkey named Finley and the China Girl. They gave this film an extra umph with their witty and funny dialogue.
The graphics in this movie were awe inspiring. An extreme close up of the china girl and fantastic visual effects really made this move.
The wicked witches (Mila Kuna and Rachel Weisz) could have been portrayed with more dynamics in my opinion as well as James Franco, who play Oz. Their really was nothing that magical about their characters that added to this film. However, I feel the story line was a good one and the scenery and costumes were outstanding.
I definitely feel that this movie would be too much for the little ones. My 4 year old really wanted to see this movie after watching the previews and watching the original "The Wizard of Oz". Unfortunately, the witches and some other scenes that take place would be far too scary for her.
This movie was entertaining and fun to watch, I would recommend it those who liked "The Wizard of Oz" and other fantasy films like it.