Oz the Great and Powerful takes the lead in the Box Office earning $80.3 Million according to the studio which estimated their numbers on Sunday.
This take on “Oz” was directed by original “Spider-Man” trilogy, Sami Raimi, and the movie was a gamble and looks like it might just pay off for Disney. The film reportedly cost $200 million.
Adding icing to the cake, the Oz books written by L. Frank Baum are in the public domain, so Disney didn’t have to secure approval for Oz the Great and Powerful, from the family of the legendary author.
My Review of the Movie (Spoiler Alert):
The movie centered around Oz, a carnival magician, who lands up in the Land of Oz, and finds his confidence in himself as “just a carnival magician”.
However, the movie made me relate more towards the witch Theodore who turns into a Wicked Witch because Oz breaks her heart. So, I have a bit of mixed emotions.
From the beginning I had hoped Oz would’ve been a character I liked… but his personality was just a real jerk! He makes Tony Stark look like a saint lol.
Disney did keep it very familiar with Wizard of Oz as they had the yellow brick road, munchkins, and the fact that most of what was happening in the Land of Oz also happened in his reality.
Anyways, the graphics on the film were wonderful and you can tell it was meant to be seen in 3D with river fairies flying close to the screen and humongous ruby and emerald flowers blooming slowly.