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***Oz The Great And Powerful***
Stardate: 1307.05

Posted on 07/05/2013 7:50:19 PM PDT by The Wizard

I must do my fellow Freepers, and the Walt Disney Company, a service.......

We are pretty rough on the Walt Disney Company, Disney World and Disneyland, their movies and animations.....so I feel I must post this commentary when they do something right......

"Oz The Great And Powerful" will be a timeless classic that will run for as many years as the original "Wizard Of Oz"

I have just watched it for the first time, and it was clear when it was over, you could watch it again and again...

The casting, acting and story are perfect. It sets up the original story like it was made before it.

The characters are real, touching and perfectly acted.

To highlight just a few, the male lead, (James Franco) and the lady from the Mummy, (Rachel Weisz) as one of the evil witches are both great, believable, (for a fantasy) and played with the understatement that you don't often find in this type of film.

What I am saying is that this is a wonderful film: don't deprive yourself of it just because you may not be happy with Disney.....

This is a family film, and everyone will find something to like, (it does have a scary shot when the flying apes appear out of a cloud) but be advised, it will entertain you, allow you to accept the characters and the premise, and most certainly make some tear up.....

See it and enjoy it if this is the kind of film you can enjoy......did I say it was great...


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1 posted on 07/05/2013 7:50:19 PM PDT by The Wizard
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To: All

take the family, get the bluray or DVD....you’ll be gald you did


2 posted on 07/05/2013 7:51:33 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard

The character arc of Oscar Diggs (a.k.a. The Wizard) left me unsatisfied. It appeared that he turned at least one woman to evil by seducing and abandoning her — what kind of hero is that? Did his saving Oz (for the time being) from the two evil witches (both of whom he seduced and abandoned) redeem him?

All that aside, I enjoyed the movie.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 7:53:52 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: The Wizard

Twoo is my favorite all time

Kids gave me special 50 year annv DVD

I enjoyed this movie very much

Disney tied a lot in from the original

Had the tone of original


4 posted on 07/05/2013 7:55:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: thecodont

He was a rake but redeemed himself


5 posted on 07/05/2013 7:56:34 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: The Wizard

We loved it! Need to get it to keep! Is it out yet?


6 posted on 07/05/2013 7:56:54 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: morphing libertarian

That’s the spirit! Call a spade a spade!


7 posted on 07/05/2013 8:01:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: The Wizard

I put it on our netflix list...thank you in advance as you won’t hear from me if I liked it. :{)


8 posted on 07/05/2013 8:02:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

My kids and I thought it was a total dog.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: Timmy

I appreciate your input and have adjusted accordingly. He caught me in a weak moment. :{)


10 posted on 07/05/2013 8:05:43 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: The Wizard

thx for the tip, Wizard.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 8:06:28 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: ClearCase_guy

And the witches were clearly hoes


12 posted on 07/05/2013 8:07:15 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: onedoug

Ping


13 posted on 07/05/2013 8:09:46 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: thecodont

that does not sound fam friendly


14 posted on 07/05/2013 8:09:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: gorush

if you like this kind of film, you will like this one....I got it after seeing some clips of the CGI animation, but never expected to actually like it.....now I will buy it so I can watch it when I want to......very nice film..


15 posted on 07/05/2013 8:11:17 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: GeronL
that does not sound fam friendly

The seduction is strongly implied but not explicit.

16 posted on 07/05/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: GeronL
don't let one person's input, not even mine, stop you from giving it a chance....the kids will never connect the lightly deep spots of story, they are for us older folks...all the original great Disney films had suggestive parts for the older audience.

(IE a scene in Snow White had the Queen telling one of her henchmen to bring back her heart in a box, and had the queen walking past the skeleton of a man jailed reaching for water...Disney always played to more than one level)

17 posted on 07/05/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard

Our tastes are eclectic. We’ll give it a look.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 8:19:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: The Wizard

Oz, the Great and Powerful was an enjoyable movie, but it doesn’t compare to the original Wizard of Oz. And the lead does some morally questionable things.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 8:26:35 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: The Wizard
I'll be "gald?"

What exactly does that mean?

20 posted on 07/05/2013 8:29:14 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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