okay…let me start by saying that i could be one of the biggest fans of the original “WIZARD OF OZ” movie….i know that i have seen it over 50 times…..i’m sure of that….i used to have an entire room of “OZ” memorabilia…..i truly think that no movie EVER MADE is greater than the original…..


with that said, the new movie “OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” is INCREDIBLE……AWESOME….and definetly worth seeing……and no, it’s not going to ruin your love for the original….actually, for me, it helps the original, because this movie SETS UP WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ORIGINAL MOVIE….


i’m not a big JAMES FRANCO fan….i have never thought of him as a “great actor.”  he does a pretty good job playing the wizard in this movie……he’s unsure of himself, thinks he is a fraud….MILA KUNIS is fantastic in her role as a witch, as are RACHEL WEISZ and MICHELLE WILLIAMS…..


in this wonderful movie you find out a few things….

***how the wizard actually became the “WIZARD OF OZ.”

***how the nice witch became the evil witch……

***how the witches are intertwined…..


i will say one thing, however…THIS MOVIE IS PROBABLY NOT FOR LITTLE KIDS….the director of the movie, SAM RAIMI is known for his spectacular horror movies….and he injects a few scenes that startle you…..the flying monkeys in the original movie are actually baboons in this movie…….and they’re quite scary…….


overall, i give this movie around a 9 out of 10….it’s not perfect…no movie is…..but for a great fan of the classic like me to like it this much says something……..and as i mentioned, it sets it up for the original, so you can see where the characters came from……RAIMI did a great job in that capacity…….

here are some photos from the new movie “OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.”   highly recommended….

oh, and one more thing….YOU MUST SEE THIS IN 3-D…..i cannot even imagine watching it in 2-D…..i have seen many 3-D movies, and the effects in this one are greater than any other 3-D movie i have seen…..











Author: jaydeanhcr

Jay Dean spent 30 years in the radio business working morning shows and having fun on the air. Jay is now the host/creator of a very popular radio show called “Country Legends Jukebox.” Jay also helps out ministering at two churches in the area. Jay is at St. John's Lutheran in Hecla, SD, and Trinity Lutheran in Houghton, SD. Jay is blessed to have his beautiful wife Jeannie by his side, and received the two greatest gifts he could ever receive in his sons Tyler and Mitchell. Jay's interests including listening to classic country music, including his favorite Hank Williams, SR., and watching his beloved Washington Redskins and Minnesota Wild.

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