The Under-Ranked: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

Ross Bonaime

Ross has been a lover of films for as long as he can remember. Since childhood, he has engulfed himself with movies, always trying to learn and watch more than any one lone human should ever attempt. Ross went to George Mason University, where he received a bachelors degree in communication with a focus in journalism and a film studies minor. He is a writer for Paste Magazine and Brightest Young Things. He loves all films, genres and periods. From George Melies to Christopher Nolan, Ross will watch anything to further his ongoing film education. Ross can be found at  rbonaime on Flickchart.

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  1. eggplantinorbit says:

    I loved the look of this film, and loved the 3D snow. I’m not a fan of 3D, but it worked in this movie.
    John Franco was however, dull and flat. He seemed hammy and obvious. There are a wealth of smart sassy actors who could have done this roll justice, John Franco failed to be believable, and failed to garnish sympathy. Unfortunately as he began to annoy, so did the movie.
    It must be very hard making a prequel to such a well loved story, but if there is one pitfall you cannot fall into, it’s doing the same thing again. As this movie went on, I found it less nuanced and more predictable.
    This movie is not without merit, our 9 year old loved it, but our 13 year old was beyond the magic and only liked the special effects, which are visually terrific.
    This movie goes down as another okay attempt, but Disney still feels behind the times, and would be in real trouble if it wasn’t for the likes of Pixar.