OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
is now available on Blu-ray!
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until 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 a great wizard but into a better man as well.
June has brought a bunch of weird weather to our area. Many nights have been filled with rain and thunderstorms. So on Friday night the whole family gathered around for a special movie night to watch OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
My daughter is a big fan of the Wizard of OZ and can tell you everything about that story. So when we explained to her that this story would help us learn about the wizard and how he came to OZ she was very excited. Throughout the film she would point out things that she recognized from the Wizard of OZ, like when the lion makes a momentary appearance and how both movies start out in Kansas and in black and white.
My entire family enjoyed watching this film together. My favorite character was Finley. I felt like he was goofy but had a heart of gold. Without him I don't know if OZ would have been able to become a better man. My daughter's favorite was Evanora because she wore a beautiful sparkly dress. She also tends to like villans, so this wasn't much of a surprise. My husband liked OZ the most. He felt that he was pretty magical even if it was all a sleight of hand.
The movie is full of magic and adventure. There is also love, friendship, and teamwork. From beginning to end we were excited by the unpredicatable events that take place. I really did think that OZ was up in the balloon. And it was really cool how they pulled together an explination of why OZ is behind the curtain and how he came up with that idea.
I would definitely recommend this movie for a great family movie night!