Travel Back to Kansas and Oz in This Exciting Film

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The scenery and characters change as you go from the original "Wizard of Oz", to “Oz the Great and Powerful”.  The Emerald City is quite a beautiful place and all the peo

The scenery and characters change as you go from the original "Wizard of Oz", to “Oz the Great and Powerful”.  The Emerald City is quite a beautiful place and all the people are waiting for the prophecy to be fulfilled when Oz or Oscar (James Franco) falls out of the sky in a hot air balloon. Once out of the twister and hot air balloon, Oz meets Theodora (Mila Kunis) one of the few good witches left.

 

They start traveling through the forest until they stumble upon a trapped monkey named Finley. They take him on their journey to the Emerald City. At the Emerald City he meets Evanora (Rachel Weisz), the king’s caregiver. In the last room there’s tons of treasure and it’s all his if he just does one thing: Kill the “wicked witch”. 

 

Along the journey Oz and Finley stumble upon yet another road block, a broken china girl (Joey King) who’s town was destroyed by the Wicked Witch. They find what they’re looking for but Glinda the Good (Michelle Williams) is what Evanora states is the wicked witch. Glinda takes them to her land that she made when everyone was kicked out of the Emerald City. There, the wizard and Glinda formulate a plan to get back at the wicked witch.

 

The picture of this movie was great, there were a few blurry parts in 3D but otherwise it was perfect for the film. Following the plot line from “The Wizard of Oz” would have been weird because it was supposed to be a back story of the original. It had just enough elements from the original.

 

The thing that was really interesting is, that it wasn’t very musical and definitely didn’t get everybody singing on the Yellow Brick Road. This humorous and romantic story could definitely get quite shocking and understandably scary for younger kids. I would recommend this movie for ages eight and up for shocking and scary things but also because the characters can get really ugly.