OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013)
4 out of 5 stars
Set 20 years before the story in The Wizard of Oz, it tells the tale of how Oscar Diggs arrived in the land of Oz. His arrival fulfills the prophecy of a wizard restoring order in Oz and overthrowing the evil witch who killed the King of Oz. Problem is, there are three witches – Theodora, Evanora and Glinda.
I’m not familiar with the story of Oz but this adventure seems thrilling enough. The three witches were beautifully portrayed by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Even the evil witches are so glamourous. This story tells the beginnings of the Wicked Witch of the West, or the green faced witch in the Wizard of Oz story.
What’s amazing is how Oz manages to trick the people of Oz with human technology. I mean, he wasn’t that amazing in the human world to begin with. I liked the flying monkey, voiced by Zach Braff, especially the part where he tries to distract the witch at the cemetery.