Not much of a story and James Franco is absolutely terrible as the wizard. But Michelle Williams is the heart and soul, as she is continuing to be in every new movie. She is getting more and more beautiful and sexy for every movie. A real woman now.
Wasn't expecting much, but it did seem like some of the acting was weak, and easily lost my attention within the first hour.
Omg i looooved it the evil witches transformation is so creapy
Great Film, Enjoyable.
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I didn't go to the theater to watch this movie. Because i'm not quite sure what relation it had to the original. But one day i decided to watch it, and i'm glad i did! It was very enjoyable, great for children and adults, the casting was great! directing was great, i just think it's an all in all great movie.
Now let's talk about the cast: PERFECT! James Franco: James is a great actor! he can take on many different roles, compare his role from "Spring Breakers" to this and you'll see what i mean. I know there has been some chaos about James being cast, and yes Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp could've been Oz. But i feel like James did a fine job! he was funny, charismatic and just all around great as the character!
Mila Kunis: OK, some people really seem to think she's been miscast, but honestly. This is the witch way before the witch in the original movie, if you get what i mean. The witch in this movie is fresh, doesn't know all the kinks. she's still a girl, in the original the witch has matured and in this one Kunis is portraying a younger fragile witch. She has strong delivery and she is captivating on screen, i felt myself just waiting for her to come back on the screen. She was committed and gave it her all, and she was fantastic! My favorite character!
Rachel Weisz: Brilliant! She really nailed it on the evil, sassy witch, she was amazing! strong dialogue, even though one little hiccup about the movie was dialogue. Rachel i think got the good straw because her dialogue was so feisty and great.
Michelle Williams: I mean i hadn't really heard of her before seeing this, but i mean her role didn't seem to have much affect on me. Shes a beautiful woman and a great actress, but sometimes being good isn't that interesting. But i liked to see her kick butt at the end.
The monkey & china doll were also great contributions to the movie.
All in all, it's greatly acted, beautiful scenery, it's a nice and fun family movie.
Should be called "Weisz, The Great and Powerful" because it is her performance that single handedly redeems this film.
Silly I thought that the wicked witch was hot as a good witch at start