Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz

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Based on the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939), Oz the Great and Powerful is directed by Sam Raimi and released in 2013. 'Oz the Great and Powerful' is a beloved classic on the virtual fictional timeline, with full use of modern-day technology in it. There are magical cities, Oz is dwelling creatures, including a talking monkey and a cute talking China doll makes the movie much attractive.
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Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small illusionist and serial liar works in a circus on the dusty back roads of Kansas in 1905. Eventually he escaped from being caught for his deeds, and found himself in a magical world called 'Oz'. The world is being dominated by evil witch Rachel Weisz as Evanora. There is a prophecy that someone come with the same name of 'Oz' and will rescue the people of 'Oz' from the evil witch. Everybody thought that he would be a real wizard. In this magic world Oz found himself in real magic and much fear himself. At last he found himself useful. He used his circus cheating to beat the wicked witch and bring peace to the people of 'Oz'.
Best part of story, including ending: Who doesn't like magic. Yes, this movie is full of magic and illusion. With the use of modern technology, you will find yourself in a magical world even if you sit in your room or cinema. A really good movie to watch.

Best scene in story: 'Oz' tried to flee with a balloon and evil witch burned it. When everybody though that there hope is gone, he came back with his illusion and the talking monkey did really cry.

Opinion about the main character: 'Oz' was a liar but an honest man. He has good deeds in his heart. When there was nothing to fight back the witch, he showed his courage and bravery. Really a great acting.

The review of this Movie prepared by Mehdi Hasan a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes If a cartoon...    -   part real, part animated Cartoon?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


In virtual reality?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle    -   mansion    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   spiritual Is this movie based on a    -   play

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