‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Spoilers Discussion

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 11th, 2013 at 3:24 pm,

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While our readers are already talking about this movie in the comments section of our Oz the Great and Powerful review, this is the place where you can discuss Oz the Great and Powerful spoilers without concerns about ruining the movie for people who haven’t seen it yet.

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Oz the Great and Powerful runs 130 minutes and is Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. Now playing in 2D and 3D theaters.

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  1. I liked the film, but found mila kunis to be a major miscast, i dont think she felt like the wicked witch. Great performance by michelle williams and zach braff

    • I don’t think Mila was a miscast but her character was rushed to become the true Wicked Witch. If Disney is planning a sequel and turning this into a franchise hopefully they will delve into her past and explain why she had that wickedness. That is why I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. However I agree with you on Michelle Williams and Zach Braff. They truly had great performances. I was a huge fan of Scrubs and to see Zach deliver the way he did in Oz makes me extremely happy for him because this will get him a lot more recognition that he deserves.

      • He had really good comedic delivery, i enjoyed her as theadorah but her wicked witch wasnt terrifying because her voice never changed. It was like meg from family guy yelling. Rachel weis could have played theadorah better.

        • It was a mix. There were times where she yelled and when her voiced strained, she sounded JUST like the original Witch of the West. And the cackle was marvelous IMO

          • I have no reason to believe the cackle was Kunis’. It sounded blended… I didn’t like the movie 100%. It looked nice, but the green screen was obvious, some of the acting was stale, and the action wasn’t really thrilling to me at all…

            • DIDO ^

              • DILDO?

              • Dido? “My teas gone cold, I’m wondering why.” – That Dido?

                • Thank You..

  2. i enjoyed this movie… i was pleasantly surprised…! but i wanted to know, what did Rachel weisz character turned into…? if any1 can help me out here..

    • Rachel Weisz’s character becomes the Wicked Witch of the East.
      Spoiler for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz: Is the witch who had the ruby slippers and was killed by the Dorothy’s house landing on her.

      • thanks buddy…! :)

  3. Saw it last night, i really enjoyed the film, half the theater audience clapped at the end. I grew up with the wizard of OZ so I was looking forward to this one. Liked the story, I just thought the movie was too short. They could’ve elaborated more on the story. Also, Mila Kunis screen time was also too short, wanted to know more about how wicked she is. But in overall, I enjoyed the movie and look forward to seeing the sequel with Dorothy and all the original characters.

    • Is it an American thing to clap at the end of a movie you enjoyed?

      Only ask because I’ve heard and read about that sort of thing happening over there for years but never experienced it myself.

      • Id say its way to commen here in the u.s people clap for everything twilight, paranormal activty 3, but not oscar films like argo or lincoln

        • Just reminds me of an Omid Djalili standup show he filmed in the US.

          Over here he tells a joke, people laugh, he carries on but during that show, you could tell he was getting annoyed at the US audience clapping and cheering for 5 minutes after every little thing he said or did and it ruined his routines half the time. He even had to tell them to stop clapping cause he hadn’t finished the joke.

        • see now the only films ive seen people clap at were Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and The Help

      • It just seems weird to clap because i’;s a film, not a live performance. Maybe if it was a special screening with the people who made it then I’d understand. But to applause a movie??? It’s not like it’s going to thank you and give you a bow.

    • People clapped at the end of my movie and we went on Sunday afternoon. I’m American and I’ve never been to a movie when that happened. And, I used to go to every opening day performance or midnight showing that I could (before my kids were born). In fact, I went to Iron Man twice on opening day and no one clapped. There was a woot or two for Sam Jackson, but that’s about it.

    • Completely agree. It left me hanging for it was too good. Maybe there saving the rest for the sequels.

  4. When there is a movie that is entertaining and great the audience will clap on just sheer emotional ties they have with the film. Even though no one particular is there to receive the honor of the clapping lol. I have felt it in Argo , Skyfall, The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Fast Five and Casino Royale. It’s not always common in my experience but when it does it just feels like a great connective emotional experience. Especially impressive as I said there is no actually in front or whatever that did the thing you liked, yet the audience instinctively claps together to show how much they are all enjoying the film

    • Agreed. A lot of the people in my theater were just overwhelmed and surprised of how good the movie was for them, even I wasn’t expecting it to blow me away but it did.

      With something like “The Wizard of Oz”, an American icon in literature and in film, it’s hard to do justice to them both in order to satisfy the majority of the audience. “Oz, The Great and Powerful” does not serve as a prequel, it’s more of a mixture between the literature and the original film.

      Personally, I thought this movie was handled incredibly well and that’s hard to see in days where it seems like EVERYTHING is being remade. This adds something more to the film by opening the entire country of Oz in order to build a “Wonderful” world in which every corner can be explored.

      So in the case of doing justice for something like L. Frank Baum’s Oz legacy, I’d say it most certainly deserves an applause.

  5. I have a feeling the next story will be about bringing in the ruby (possibly silver, but probably ruby) slippers into the picture. We probably won’t see Dorothy officially enter the picture until a 3rd film, although I see they’ve already hinted her coming (John Gale)

    • I dont think well be seeing any red ruby slippers….that wasnt taken from the books, production came up with the idea of the ruby red slippers…MGM owns the rights still to the wonderful wizard of oz and the 1939 movie..this new version is made my disney as you may know so we wont be seeing a remake of the original or red ruby slippers either..atleast i doubt that lol they could get the rights. Disney can use any key components from the books just not the ideas MGM came up with for their movie

      • Right, which is why I mentioned silver. Thst is the original color from the books and since they seem to be going in their direction, silver would be the obvious choice.

        That won’t sit well with a lot of “The Wizard of Oz” fans due to the fact that ruby has been ingrained into their minds, but I’d love the slippers to be silver

  6. Why was Glinda and the Annie girl in Kansas the same person. What are your theories?

    • I think Glinda is the emotional reward for Oz now that he is a changed man, he loved Annie but she left him to marry John Gale because Oscar was too high strung on being a con artist and a “great man”. That was something she wanted for Oscar, but knew he wasn’t doing the right thing.

      Glinda is the second chance. Now that Oscar has left behind Kansas to become The Wizard of Oz, a responsibility he took on in order to realize what being a “great man” really was, he proved to be the outcome Annie would want and that ultimately stands as a gift for Oz because he can now spend his life with Glinda, someone he feels represents Annie and more.

    • I think Glinda, the monkey, and the china doll all having had their actors portrayed in the “real” world was just a nod to the July Garland movie.

  7. “Oz the Great and Powerful” is all smoke and no mirrors, no fantasy, just effects without affect. To be honest, more like Oz the Amiable and Un-threatening. The best, funniest Oz thing I’ve read lately is DA YELLER BRICK ROAD, a revisionist telling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Uncle Remus. The conceit is it was originally by Remus (who didn’t exist) and then “borrowed and cleaned-up” by Baum. Hilarious and charming. All that “Oz the Great and Powerful” is not.

  8. I’m a huge fan of all things Oz, but even with that went into the movie not expecting much as the Alie in Wonderland thing Disney did didn’t wow me, and I had heard this compared to that so much. I ended up blown away! It was WAY better than I expected.

    What surprised me most me, and it’s something it seems ALL Oz related projects do, was how beholden to the July Garland movie it was. The opening being in sepia, the visuals of the Wicked Witch, the costumes of the Winki Guards, the way the Emerald city looked from a distance, the way the Wizard is portrayed after his “transformation”, the munchkins singing, the swirl in the yellow brick road near Glinda’s castle. And a lot of those were thing’s I’ve read in interviews that they were legally suposed to be avoiding.

    Also, as a side not the people I went and saw it with had a pet on how far into the movie we would go before the Raimi “camera following a projectile” shot was used. I totally won with it happening before getting to Oz.

  9. I Mean! I’m 12 years old and this is one of my favorite 4 movies! Its PERFECT!!! And I Love EVERYONE in the cast! I THINK MILA WAS AN EXCELLENT WICKED WITCH! LOVED JAMES FRANCO’S PERFORMANCE! AS WELL AS EVERYONES’ ELSE!!

  10. I LOVED THIS MOVIE….CASTING,EFFECTS,STORY,ALL OF IT….
    BUT…At the end of the original, OZ was a dreamland to dorothy so how is it that theres an origin to a dream

    • Because in Baum’s books, its not a dream and this is not a prequel. Oz is an actual placed simply cut off from the rest of the world.

      • *place

  11. Basically everything about the movie was good except for Franco as Oz. Was not impressed and feel there are many other talented actors that could have done a much better job. Aside from that though, great flick.

  12. Also one other thing: I know everyone’s citing the similarities to Army of Darkness, but don’t you guys think this movie was also very similar to the Three Amigos in the whole “normal people who can sew and whatnot overthrowing the evil through trickery” schtick?

    • That explains their appearance on SNL the other night.

  13. As both a die hard Oz fan (Baums book and the Garland version of the film) and also a fan of Mila Kunis, I unfortunately wasn’t impressed with much more than the sepia opening seems, and SOME character developments/visual effects. It was an enjoyable film to sit through and see it through yet another directors eyes (there’s been so many oz spin offs/remake attempts and I’ve tolerated one or two ie: Return to Oz).

    I’m hoping they DO NOT go any further with this than THIS film, please don’t touch something as beloved, classic, crisp and close to perfection as the 1939 version of Oz. PLEASE! I believe Oz is a film that is not meant to be remade, and definitely not with today’s over usage of CGI and visual shenanigans.

    • That’s really interesting becuase I see this film going on the be a major franchise for Disney. I do agree with you on the “not touching the beloved classinc” Judy Garland film but I think that If Disney works hard and gets a good director whose experienced with high-budget fantasy films and not afraid to take chances with the screenplay then it could be a MASSIVE success. And considering Baum wrote 14 novels about Oz and six short stories, I highly doubt Disney’s gonna stop at Oz the Great and Powerful. :)

  14. Should I See Oz again this weekend or should i see Jack The Giant Slayer?? HELP!

    • I loved “Jack the Giant Slayer” and thought that Oz was cute, but not something I plan to see again. I would recommend seeing Jack.