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OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

 
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At Theaters: 3/8/2013 On Video: 6/11/2013
Rated: PG Length: 2 hr. 10 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600071
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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 wizard but into a better man as well.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Fantasy Adventure - This is a family-targeted fantasy film that tells the backstory of The Wizard of Oz. Like that classic film, there are some scary images and moments that may be intense for very young children, but on the whole this effects-heavy film is a very all ages-friendly film. Fans of the stars will enjoy this solid showcase for them.
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Cast and Crew Heading
James Franco RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDER-MAN
Mila Kunis TED, BLACK SWAN
Rachel Weisz THE BOURNE LEGACY, THE MUMMY
Michelle Williams MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, SHUTTER ISLAND
Director: Sam Raimi SPIDER-MAN, DRAG ME TO HELL
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Production Notes Heading
About the Production
The Story
The Cast
Creating the World
Props & Stunts
Working in 3D
CGI Characters: Finley and China Girl
The Costumes
Outfitting Oscar Diggs aka Oz
The Witches' Wardrobes
Dressing the Denizens of Oz
Makeup & Hair
Making Glinda Shine
Taking Theodora to the Dark Side
Music
The Experience
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Magical power fights and falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol.
ACTION: Explosions, fires, crashes, magical power fights.
COMEDY: Comic lines; physical gags including involving animals.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average 'Oz the Great and Powerful' finally breaks free of its beautiful but artificial trappings and becomes a story with heart in the final act.

USA Today Full Review
Good The new spinoff from L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz may not be great, exactly, but it is powerfully entertaining.

Washington Post Full Review
Poor Aside from some lyrical moments early on when flames and birds dart out of the sides of the frame, 3-D technology adds little to an underwhelming endeavor.

NY Post Full Review
Poor Under the circumstances, the dim images resulting from wearing 3-D glasses is almost a blessing.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 230 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
42
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
28
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
24
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
48
High
98%
30+Adults (F)
72
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 230 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:As expected, all the children enjoyed "Oz the Great and Powerful" very much with most loving it.
TEENS:Great reviews from both the males and females. Everyone either loved it or enjoyed it very much. No one rated it low.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over two-thirds of the females loved "Oz the Great and Powerful." Half of the remaining third rated it above average and the rest rated it "Good" (average). Males didn't give it as many very high reviews but nearly everyone either loved it or indicated that they enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are nearly identical. Half loved it and another quarter enjoyed it very much. The last quarter rated it "Good," which indicates an average movie (enjoyable but nothing special).

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