Oz the Great and Powerful was released in 2013 and is a fantasy adventure film. This movie is based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels. It is set 20 years before the events in the original novel and shows the origin of the famous Wizard of Oz.
Oscar Diggs is a moving circus magician that seeks greatness. He is sent off to Oz by a tornado and immediately encounters Theodora, a witch. Learning about a legend that says a powerful wizard would come and rescue everyone from the wicked witch, Oscar easily slips in the roll of said powerful wizard. Oscar needs to get rid of the wicked witch before being able to settle in the throne and access all the riches of the Emerald City.
I’m familiar with the tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz where Dorothy is sent to Oz by a tornado, but I’ve never actually read it or seen it so I didn’t quite feel the need to watch a movie that showed the Wizard of Oz’s origins. I did watch it though because I heard Mila Kunis was playing in the movie and I don’t regret watching it. It is a wonderful story and I love how they decided to portray the Wizard of Oz and how they included a bit of back story to the Wicked Witch of the West. I think fans of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz would enjoy watching this movie and if you’re like me and you’ve never really read that tale, than you will definitely be inclined to after watching Oz the Great and Powerful.
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤