Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and others
Star rating ***
Ever since i had seen the trailers for this film, i wanted to see it. The CGI seemed impressive and i have always been a bit of a sucker for a fantasy film. There has always been something about Wizard of Oz that has got me, may be its the idea of one girl finding her way on a long adventure that always appeals to me. James Franco has been getting in the film business and his witty charm seemed to be perfect for his role. Michelle Williams was equally excited about this film and said she was glad to be playing a role that her daughter could watch and enjoy. This film certainly had all the leading ladies to make it a great success.
Oscar Diggs, Oz to his friends (James Franco), is your average fair magician who has the way with the ladies and knows how to tell a lie or two to get his own way. After one particular unfortunate episode, he ends in a hot air balloon which together with a tornado, lands in Oz. This is where Theodora (Mila Kunis) discovers him and assumes that he is the wizard which will help the kingdom be freed from the Wicked Witch’s rule. From then on, the adventure continues where Oz learns that not everything is what it seems in the kingdom.