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(Deadline)   Despite bad reviews and terrible CGI and acting, Oz the Great and Powerful proves to be both at the box office, easily winning the weekend and on its way to being the highest-grossing film of 2013   (deadline.com) divider line 10
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2013-03-10 10:30:28 AM  
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Despite all evidence to the contrary, Fark's resident box office return fanatic writes yet another contrarian headline from the cold, clammy recesses of the internet.  Seriously, when you aren't completely wrong about the numbers, you're claims about whichever movie are usually the opposite of the truth.  I basically use these headlines like I use Armond White reviews, so thanks for being a sub-standard barometer, I suppose.
2013-03-10 02:21:16 PM  
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Old enough to know better: /Probably the only person alive who's never liked the '39 movie.


Trust me, you have friends.  I think Citizen Kane is over hyped too.  Not that either wasn't a cinematic cornerstone  and an important achievement.  I feel the same way about Gone with the Wind.  I get the significance, I'm just not a fan.
2013-03-10 02:17:44 PM  
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EnviroDude: Contains spoilers


Saw it on Friday on IMAX and in 3D.  It was dull until the last 30 minutes. If it were a superhero movie, it would have been the "Origin of the Green Witch as played by Meg Griffin".

The last 30 minutes were awesome enough to make up for the first 90. However, will not be seeing it again or buying the DVD.


I saw it just in 3d, because the 2d was sold out. It honestly wasn't that bad of movie, and I didn't think the cgi was that fail. Yes some parts weren't that good. Also I thought acting was ok, and that the actors were trying to play as they were actors in the 1930s. At least in the beginning of the film. I think the movie would of been better if they explained a little more detail of the origins of sister witches more, and not just have a quick cop out on how one was in power, and the other one was so naive. Then she becomes the bad guy at the end wtf? I thought the ending was great, and it is worth it alone to see the cameo of Bruce Campbell.

So overall it was Groovy.

/The porcelain china doll child was badass.
2013-03-10 02:08:07 PM  
1 votes:
I'm guessing most of the bad reviews were butthurt because of the lack of song and dance numbers?


/Probably the only person alive who's never liked the '39 movie.
2013-03-10 12:58:24 PM  
1 votes:

mariner314: I guess it bodes poorly that a cgi character is the best actor in a movie...


It makes sense.

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This was the best character in Alice in Wonderland.  Same cgi team.  I guess that actually bodes well for them, at least.
2013-03-10 12:54:40 PM  
1 votes:
The little china girl doll I felt was the heart and soul of the movie...

I guess it bodes poorly that a cgi character is the best actor in a movie...

Was expecting the green witch to ask if Padme was alright and use the force...

But I really enjoyed the movie all in all. I think Franco did a fine job playing a con man.

/yes, I compared the downfall if the green witch to Anakin
2013-03-10 12:11:11 PM  
1 votes:

Vexed Thespian: EnviroDude: Contains spoilers


Saw it on Friday on IMAX and in 3D.  It was dull until the last 30 minutes. If it were a superhero movie, it would have been the "Origin of the Green Witch as played by Meg Griffin".

The last 30 minutes were awesome enough to make up for the first 90. However, will not be seeing it again or buying the DVD.

im trying to decide between seeing this this afternoon or jack the giant slayer... ill probably go with jack


If those are literally your only choices I'd go with Oz. It's getting a "meh", but Jack's getting a "bleh".
2013-03-10 11:18:43 AM  
1 votes:
This and other movies are benefitting from the virtual studio monopoly. If I want to go see a movie with my kid this month... Oz is about the only choice. So they make bank whether it's good or not. My moviegoing friends and I haven't done a movie outing in two months because there's nothing showing that doesn't just make you one shade dumber.
2013-03-10 11:18:39 AM  
1 votes:
Well, what else are you going to see?
2013-03-10 10:54:09 AM  
1 votes:
Loved it.
 
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