Oz: The Great and Powerful - 2.5/5
I quite enjoyed it, while its obviously not a patch on the original it was pretty funny in places and I liked the nods and links to the original. Starting the film off in black and white (and 4/3) changing to 21/9 and beautuful colours in Oz was quite cool
Unfortunately James Franco is an unlikeable arsehole for most of the film to be honest,
I did feel sorry for Theadora though who had her heart broken by the Wizard and was tricked by her sister
No redemption for her
Her transformation was too quick, a gradual one (maybe just that shot of the hand a coming over the table at the end) would have been more effective. Sadly miscast even as a cackling stereotype (even if she was green, I would, wouldnt you?)
- Rachel Weisz on the other hand, gets by channelling the Wicked Queen from Snow White.
A good movie, but could have been better. The Wizard is still a cheat and fake in my eyes.