DrakeTsui's Rating of Oz the Great and Powerful

Drake's Review of Oz the Great and Powerful

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful(2013)

Unimpressed. I mean really, it's not particularly funny, entertaining or emotional. The art direction fluctuated between tacky and excessive turning the whole ordeal into a very contrive experience.

Maybe it was the script but Franco's character was thinly sculpted, every time he opened his mouth I couldn't quite tell what he was suppose to be delivering in terms of theme or emotion.

I really wish Monkey and China Doll played bigger roles in the long run like Dorothy's companions. Everything they did ended up seeming so frivolous and Williams didn't look or feel much like Glinda.

The only thing that made any sort of impression on me was Kuniz's performance as Theodora, (I guess I'm a sucker for broken hearts) otherwise I just didn't care! The themes were so boring and delivered through such cliche vehicles. Many characters, even the premise had such promise but were completely squandered in its charmless witless execution.

Raimi disappoints.