12 Jun

Oz The Great and Powerful on DVD & Blu-Ray & Printables




Disclaimer: I received this movie for free, but as you can see, it didn’t impact my sentiments.

Oz the Great and Powerful hits stores on June 11th.

Here’s a synopsis of the movie:

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 a great wizard but into a better man as well.

I was excited about this movie.  I absolutely love the original Wizard of Oz.  I thought at first this was a modern day remake of the film.  I could not have been more wrong.  While the movie does semi follow the original (there’s a tornado, end up in Oz, witches… you know the story line), it’s not about Dorthy’s adventure to OZ, it’s about a magician’s adventure to become Oz.

My husband and I sat down last week to watch this movie.  Having 2 kids, it’s rare that we both have an evening when we can spend together time – it’s a treat.  Unfortunately, we were both unable to keep our eyes open for half an hour – and it’s not because we were tired.  This movie was capital “B” with an “oring”.  It lacked excitement, it lacked acting, it lacked everything that the original Wizard of Oz is.  We stuck it out as long as we could, hoping things would pick up, but it got to a point where we just couldn’t waste our valuable time.

Perhaps I had too much riding on the movie?  Perhaps I was so set on the brilliance of the the original, I didn’t truly give this version a fair shot?  Either way, with a movie title with the word OZ in it, I believe it should have been brilliant, it should have blown me away, it should have captured me from the first black and white scene to the amazing colour scene.  It did not, it was drab, it was boring, this is one I would suggest skipping, especially if your time to watch movies is few and far between.

But, if you want to make the decision for yourself, you can win a copy. There are also some Oz printables with Activities below (just click the picture and it will download for you).

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68 thoughts on “Oz The Great and Powerful on DVD & Blu-Ray & Printables

  1. I have not seen this movie yet but I’ve seen the original and I love it; its a definite classic! This one looks beautiful!

  2. I took my oldest son to see it and we both liked it but I want my youngest to see it and my Husband. I also enjoy the original.

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  3. I love the original and am curious about this one. Winning a copy might be necessary now, since I haven’t heard many good reviews.

  4. It’s nice to see an honest review. I was eager to see this movie because it looks so beautiful but I was skeptical because I haven’t exactly heard raving reviews. In fact it’s been pretty quiet in the media. I did like the original OZ although I’m wary of it because I have bad memories of Return to OZ which I watched when I was way too young and it scared me to death! lol

  5. I didn’t see this yet but want to. When it was in theatres we had a few weeks of sickness going around the house so i didn’t get to go.

  6. I haven’t seen the movie, but did see the original more then once, which my kids actually wore out (back in the vhs days)

    I prob won’t go to the theatre to see it, but will watch it with family members when it comes out in dvd.

    I usually watch a movie and decide for my own (esp as I loved Catwoman and so many people hated it LOL)

  7. Yep, I saw it in theatres. I thought it was quite good, and I absolutely loved China Girl, she was adorable. The original is one of my alltime favourites.

  8. Yes I saw it in theaters and thought it was charming! Not as good as the original but I LOVE Rachel Weisz!

  9. I havent seen it yet but am looking forward to it. I wasnt the hugest fan of the original but only because it terrified me as a small child

  10. I saw it with 2 of my kids but would love to watch it again with the 3rd. I loved the original too.

  11. I have seen the original Wizard of Oz many times and enjoyed it (except for the creepy monkeys) but I haven’t seen Oz yet. I am definitely curious to see this belated “prequel”!

  12. I really enjoyed this in theatre it was better than I expected and I enjoyed the original but haven’t seen it in years.

  13. Yes, my husband and I saw this in the theatre. We enjoyed it, but the original is definitely a classic.

  14. I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I love the original. I love remakes but the originals are my favourite.

  15. I have not seen this version yet, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the original movie, so I can’t wait to see this remake.

  16. I haven’t seen this movie yet but can’t wait to see it. The original was one of my favorite movies when I was little and I have shared it with my children who also love it!!

  17. My husband and I saw this and liked it. We like the original, but haven’t seen it in years.

  18. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    It would be great to win
    The Oz the Great and Powerful Blu-ray/DVD.
    In response to your requirement to Make a comment on the post: Have you seen this movie yet? What were your thoughts? Did you like the original?
    No i haven’t watched this movie yet but i liked the original .
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!

  19. I’ve seen it. I really like the twist put on the classic movie. It brings a bit more action into the movie.

  20. I have seen this movie and really enjoyed it. Loved the original OZ movie as well but my take on this one was it all took place before before Dorothy even visited Oz

  21. I havent seen this movie but I really want too, I have seen the Original one and loved it!

  22. i have not seen this movie yet, but i’d like to though. been sooooooo long since i’ve seen a new movie.

  23. I wanted to see the movie when it came out but I never made it to the theater. I am really excited to see it though.

  24. no I havent seen it yet and definitely liked the original Id be surprised that anyone didnt.

  25. I have not seen this movie but I want to. I love the original it is my favorite movie of all movies.

  26. I haven’t see this one yet – the original I’ve watched more times then I can count! Every time it’s on TV I’m watching it.

  27. I love the original Wizard of Oz. I have yet to see this version and I am excited to see this on dvd.

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