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OZ the Great and Powerful (2013) Movie Review

7/10 Enjoyable movie. Fun for entire family. Rated PG. Disney Movie. It was nice watching a fun movie without sex, nudity, strong language. The violence was very minimal and not objectionable.

ozgreatandpowerfulIMDB rates this 6.6 with synopsis: A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

At first I wasn’t sure if this would be more for children and too silly for adults. I was still wondering the same thing 20 minutes into the film and asked my wife if she would rather watch something else… she said she wanted to keep watching this. As the movie progressed I got more invested in it and found myself enjoying the story.

This movie answers the question of how did the Wizard of Oz become the Wizard of Oz? How did he get there, who is he? And what about the witches? In true Disney fashion the story continued to build and had a happy ending. It seemed a little long, but I think kids over 9 or 10 would enjoy it.

My wife gave it 8/10 (she is easier to please than me). She really liked the movie but did mention she thought it was a little long.

Whether you have kids or not, and whether you are young or old (like me!), I think you will enjoy this movie if you are in the mood for something light and fantasy. If you saw it, leave your comments.

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