My review of Oz The Great and Powerful and yes-go see it this weekend!!!

Oz The Great and Powerful Opens in theaters March 8- that is tomorrow!!!

On Tuesday night this week I went to the screening for Oz The Great and Powerful at UA of King of Prussia in Pennsylvania. As always there was a big line of anxious movie goers waiting on line to get to their seat. This is a screening and several media outlets gave away movie tickets for this event. I was there as "press" or blogger I like to say. 

We made our way to our seats after checking in with our group. We were given these really cool glasses to wear for the 3D experience. (the rest of the viewers had the regular black glasses so don't plan on getting these, but if you do, they are cool)



The theater was full.The film began. Glasses on. Phone off-actually phones and cameras were not allowed in the theater during the screening.
 
The film opens in black and white just like the Wizard of Oz, and then transforms into such beautiful colors in the Emerald City. I enjoyed the film tons! It is awesome. The story is great, the cast is great, and the 3D is great, except for one part of flying shards of wood, that was a bit scary.  The bad witches are pretty scary, the monkey is adorable and China Girl will capture your heart. Oz is great and imaginative.


 


Want to know more about the film? Keep reading:

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:
 
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), 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 (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), 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.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
 
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (in Digital 3D)
DISNEY
Website and Mobile site: www.disney.com/ozthegreat
 
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Rating: PG
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Running Time: 127 min
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Joe Roth
Executive Producers: Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen, Philip Steuer
Screen Story by: Mitchell Kapner
Screenplay by: Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire
 
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), 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 (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), 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.
When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.

 
Dislcousre: I was invited to the screening to view the film. The comments and views are my own.