Too many of the performances just don’t pop.
In theaters: Friday, 8 March 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis
Wesley Unruhsaid on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:21:38 PMYou were absolutely spot on with this review. The visuals were impressive at times and there were some funny moments and some with heart. However, those were somewhat few and far between. I also questioned why the china doll was in the movie. I found her a little creepy and bizarre. The acting was decent but not great. I liked Rachel Weisz the most. James Franco was just okay; a bit dull at times.
Slick Rico ricksaid on Monday, March 25, 2013 12:19:51 PMWell first off you are my favorite critic and I have to disagree with you on the Wizard of Oz is just was fun it was a 3-D was wonderful on the best 3-D I have ever seen but the acting was pretty good I actually liked it and maybe get a second try and see what you missed
Davidsaid on Monday, March 11, 2013 1:07:29 AMI often agree with you Richard on several film critiques and the few occasions I don't I just assume to agree to disagree but these past two weeks I have to say I've had the opposite reaction to both this film and last week's "Jack the Giant Slayer." I found this film to be quite enjoyable, not great, but a good time at the movies for the most part. I agree with some of your criticisms of "Oz" but not enough to not recommend it. "Jack" on the other hand was mostly dull, had lackluster direction and felt as if it was going through the motions to me. I appreciate your opinions and enjoy listening to and reading your reviews but on these two it's as if we watched two different films.
Rafaelsaid on Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:01:34 PMThis is one of those reviews I can not agree with you. C+? Really. It was visually spectacular and I was glad that Sam Reimi did this movie instead of Tim Burton. I don't understand where is the comparassion with Avatar. The world of OZ was fantastic. About the acting I agreed that the white wish was extremely boring but this character of a white wish is being playing several times the same way. Mila's character felt a little akward at the beginning but as soon started getting her evil side she was fantastic. I really appreciated how Sam didn't start improvising with the clasical big hat, big nose, green stereotype of the Disney Witch, i loved he stayed classic with this. Franco and Michelle Weisz were great sometimes memorable in their performances, They were a little inconsistent. About the monkey, he was extremely funny and never annoying like the a Shrek character, that comparassion was really bad. The China Doll was one of my favorite characters in the movie, Her realistic looks, her sweetness combine with bravery and stubborness was a great mix, it was proabably the best special effect in the movie, You ask why she is in the movie? Common, it was a good reason in the story. Did you ever ask yourself why the lion, the scarecrow, etc. are on the original version? Hello, This is a new movie, it need some new characters. About the music songs, really? This is 2013, do you really want to be a musical? Well, Thank you for letiing me express myself, I gave this movie a A-
Joshua Colemansaid on Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:09:42 PMI liked the movie more then you even though I thought Mila Kunis was miscast in the part. I had heard that this movie was shot in HFR but haven't noticed it playing in that format anywhere in the U.S. What gives? Have the theatres or movie studios given up on that format already?
venussaid on Sunday, March 10, 2013 9:43:58 AMafter seeing this film i truly feel that is should never have been made. The Wizard of Oz stand the test of time for a reason but this film had no heart, and you are right by the time it get it, to sad it is at the end of the movie. I also feel that as talened as these actors are they shoul not have been cast in this movie. I'd rather watch the making of the classica.