Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is a lovingly crafted homage to what has gone before, filled with beautiful costumes and visually sweeping CGI, a feast for the eyes. It’s not as intellectually stimulating as Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked, but it will keep you entertained. See what I had to say at buzzymag.

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The largest single performance in the movie is James Franco as Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs aka Oz. Franco gives us Oz the stage magician, Oz the sincere lover, Oz the Don Juan, and Oz afraid of being a failure (ā€œIā€™m not the man you want me to be.ā€).

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