2.5

Oz the Great and Powerful

Adventure Fantasy


 

A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

This prequel to the "Wizard of Oz" is full of mystery... the greatest being: why was it made? Special effects have come a long way, and "Oz the Great and Powerful" puts them to good use in a land saturated with colour, billowing landscapes and a yellow brick road with a 3D makeover. Hyper visuals are nice but this film needs more from its sweet story. The tale of redemption stalls, and non-human characters steal the show from the magician famous for charisma. Oz the not-so-great.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 7th March 2013
130 mins