Oz the Great and Powerful is a Disney reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics from Kansas, is hurled away to the Land of Oz by a tornado, he thought he hit the jackpot until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda. The three witches are expecting a great wizard and they are not convinced Oscar Diggs is the great wizard everyone is expecting.
Oscar is the typical womanizer. While in Oz, he first met Theodora and used his charm on her. She was hurt when Oscar favored Glinda the Good and because of this she turn nasty, dark and her appearance turned ugly.
Evanora who has control of the Emerald City strategically used the hurt felt by Theodora to defeat Glinda who now resides in a castle.
Oscar is reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants. He put his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry to defeat Evanora and Theodora in order to save the Emerald City. Oscar transformed himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
The visual effects are great and impressive; the tornado and the hot air balloon that carried Oscar to the Land of Oz, the scenery after Oscar landed, the porcelain China Town, the Emerald City and Glinda’s castle. The big showdown between Oz and the witches is terrific.
James Franco is perfect as Oscar Diggs the small-time hustle magician from Kansas and Mila Kunis is also perfect as the wicked Theodora.
James Franco stars as Oz the Wizard, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, Mila Kunis as Theodora as the Wicked Witch, and Michelle Williams as Glinda.