Monday, March 18, 2013

Movie Review: Oz: The Great And Powerful


       All right, so I had mixed hopes about this movie, but I've gotta say, it was way better than I thought it would be. Oz: The Great and Powerful stars James Franco as Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs, otherwise known as: Oz. The movie serves as a spiritual sequel of sorts for the original novel, which explains the wizard's arrival to the land. 

Prequel with the psychedelic you want.
         Now, the cast is quite good. As I already mentioned, you've got Franco, and you have the ever blonde Michelle Williams and the ever beautiful Rachel Weisz. But better yet, Mila Kunis appears, ever stunning with her beauty which has captivated me time and again (If you're reading this, call me). There's  a few other people you'll recognize, too, but aside from the cast, there's also a lot of things to take in. The landscapes are breathtaking and the score is by, well, Danny Elfman, so if you're like me, you already know the music score, and yet, you love the music score. 

But especially Mila Kunis (call me).
         So, what's it about? Well, conman Oscar Diggs tries to flee from his carnie show, which was in Kansas, and stumbles into a tornado. He then crash lands into the wonderful land of Oz, in which he starts meeting all sorts of fantastical creatures, and better yet, Mila Kunis. He finds out of a prophecy in which he is supposed to save the land from the Wicked Witch, and he gets offered a ton of gold. Him, being a conman, gladly accepts. 

There's evil to destroy and stuff.
         The movie then turns into a joyride in which the shit hits the fan a few times, and of course, it's Oz, so some parts are made for kids, and yet, Franco's character is dynamic and always full of surprises. And you have Mila Kunis (seriously, call me), so if you're up for a good story and a good time, then go see the film, it's sure to be something you'll at least like. Don't expect something like Snow White or that Hansel and Gretel thing, this is good.