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Oz The Great and Powerful

Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, is a Disney’s fantastical adventure that imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz.

When travelling circus magician/con-man Oscar Diggs (James Franco), is hurled away from a dusty (black and white) Kansas to the lush, vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot - his ticket to greatness! 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.

Against his will, Oscar is drawn into the epic problems that face the Land of Oz, and he must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, but into a better man as well. Aw...

This film is undoubtedly Disney at it's absolute best. The film is visually stunning in glorious 3D - incredible cinematography and special effects - there are many utterly genius CGI characters including a sassy orphaned little China Doll, and an adorable flying monkey bell-hop Finlay. The live actors are just as genius - James Franco oozes charm as Oz, and the three actresses taking on the witches, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams all excel in their respective roles - clear character, brimming with detail and emotion - there are no 2D performances in this film!

Magical, beautiful, witty, thrilling and touching. Oz The Great and Powerful is an instant Disney classic that will be watched over and over again.

Oz The Great and Powerful
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UK Release Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013
USA Release Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013