Directed by Sam Raimi
  • James Franco
  • Mila Kunis
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Michelle Williams
Screenplay by
  • Mitchell Kapner
  • David Lindsay-Abaire
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy


UK Release Date 8th March 2013


A shady, small-time magician (James Franco) is swept away to Kansas and is forced into a power struggle between three very different witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams).

Is The Plot Interesting?

Oz The Great And Powerful tells the story of how Oz became Oz, so if you’ve seen The Wizard of Oz you already know a little bit about him, but I think this movie works on its own without background knowledge.


Is The Acting Good?

If I’m honest the acting was just average. The acting didn’t surprise me but it didn’t disappoint either. And nobody stood out as being particularly good but nobody stood out as being particularly bad.

Is The Directing Good?

Sam Raimi was definitely the right person to direct Oz The Great And Powerful as he added a nice touch to it… it felt like a Sam Raimi movie. The directing was quite adventurous and outgoing.


Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography was actually quite good. If I could say only one thing about Oz The Great And Powerful is that it’s visually effective which is down to the good cinematography.

Is It Worth Watching?

If you did give it a miss you wouldn’t be losing out on much but if you’re stuck for something to watch on a Friday night it’s not the worst thing you could choose. Children will definitely enjoy it.


You’re in Oz.

– Mila Kunis as Theodora