Director Sam Raimi puts on screen one of Disney's best fantastical adventure, Oz The Great and Powerful, the prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is an unethical common circus magician whizzed away from boring old Kansas to the magical Land of Oz somewhere over the rainbow. When he meets three beautiful witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), he realized he is whirred into the role of the prophesied great wizard and now have to save the day accordingly.
Franco puts on his full charm and plays his role as a likable despicable character well, who creatively adapts his arts of illusion to what appears to be magic. In the process, he turns into a better man too.
The witches do not pale in comparison. Weisz, as Evanora the Queen witch, is stunning in her elaborate gowns. Naive witch Theodora by Kunis is delightfully transformed together with Oscar in the story. Glinda the Good witch played by Williams inspires a greater army for Oscar as well as the audience.
The gorgeous backdrop is just as detailed as its characters, bringing to life the characters of this well-loved classic. Those with kids wouldn't want to miss this great family entertainment. Others would enjoy the beauty of this film.