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Let’s go make some magic

May 25, 2013

“I don’t want to be a good man, I want to be a great man!” “Oz the great and powerful” teaches though that in some cases goodness is better than greatness.

oz-the-great-and-powerful_1James Franco is in the role of Oz – a circus magician who has big dreams and anticipations but so far hasn’t achieved much more than tricking beautiful girls to be his assistants in his performances. Very soon though his tricks and lies bounce back and he is on the run from a colleague circus performer. Using his balloon he escapes but very soon is sucked into a tornado and supernaturally gets into the magic land of Oz.

An interesting feature of the movie is that until Oz arrives in this fantasy land the picture width is in half and everything is in black and white. With his arrival though in the land of Oz, the picture expands, it gets for the first time colorful and it delivers an astonishing scenery with even more spectacular colors.

From then on the story follows an already known plot from other similar fantasy and fairytale-alike movies where the newcomer will free the innocent people of Oz from the evil witches and everyone will live happily ever after. I don’t think this is the strong side of the movie, because everything is pretty much very predictable and there are no surprises.


A strong side of the film are the sceneries it presents and the beautiful rendering of some of the fantasy creatures of Oz. Another thing worth mentioning are couple of scenes with the participation of James Franco which hint at the qualities of the actor and that we should expect a lot from him in the near future.

Overall a nice family movie that all small and grown-up kids will enjoy.


From → Fairy tale, Fantasy

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