Jacob Zembower - wrote on 06/12/13
The first 30 or so minutes of Oz the Great and Powerful made me hopeful that this could possibly be the first Sam Raimi film I would end up liking. Unfortunately, this feeling was short lived, as the longer the film went on the worse it got. Sure, it's pretty to look at, but do no film makers care about practical effects over hollow CGI environments anymore? Another fault is in the casting, especially Mila Kunis of whom I love to watch. What we get in the end is pure eye candy that could give you a sugar rush. But the story and dialogue is absolutely dreadful. Maybe a day will come when I actually like a Raimi film, but until that day comes he remains one of my most hated film makers working today.