Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

Release Date: Friday, March 8, 2013

Rating: Rated PG

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—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. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.


  • Sam Raimi


  • James Franco
  • Mila Kunis
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Michelle Williams
  • Zach Braff



SeanJ8's picture

At first, Oz may feel like Alice in Wonderland, but as the movie progresses, it distances itself enough to compliment The Wizard of Oz, even though the film would have benefited if Robert Downey Jr. were still the wizard instead of James Franco.

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

Pietro Filipponi's picture

Gaudy, overuse of CGI and a paper thin script were by far the worst parts of this movie, but the performances from everyone (with the exception of Joey King) felt like watching awkward high school kids put on a talent show play.