Oz: The Great And Powerful 

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Oz: The Great And Powerful (2013 Movie)

“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is a fantasy adventure film released in 2013. It serves as a prequel to the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” based on L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” book series. The movie was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Sam Raimi.

The story follows Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician and con artist played by James Franco. In the early 1900s, Oscar finds himself in the magical land of Oz after being swept away in a hot air balloon during a tornado. Upon his arrival, he encounters a beautiful witch, Theodora, played by Mila Kunis, who believes he is the prophesied wizard destined to defeat the Wicked Witch and rule Oz.

As Oscar plays along with the idea of being the great wizard, he meets Glinda the Good Witch, portrayed by Michelle Williams, and her sister Evanora, played by Rachel Weisz. The land of Oz is in turmoil, and Oscar must use his charm, ingenuity, and a bit of magic to bring peace to the kingdom and fulfill his destiny as the great and powerful wizard.

Throughout the film, Oscar faces various challenges, including battles with wicked witches, struggles with his own insecurities, and dilemmas that test his true character. The movie explores themes of self-discovery, friendship, and the power of belief.

“Oz: The Great and Powerful” received praise for its stunning visual effects, captivating world-building, and strong performances by the cast. The film pays homage to the original “Wizard of Oz” while offering a fresh take on the beloved story.

Despite some mixed reviews, the movie was a commercial success, grossing over $490 million worldwide. It also won awards for its visual effects and received nominations for its production design and costume design.

“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is a visually enchanting film that provides a new perspective on the land of Oz and the origins of the legendary wizard. It appeals to both new audiences and fans of the original classic, making it a worthy addition to the Oz cinematic universe.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $493.3 million
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  • James Franco: Oscar Diggs
  • Michelle Williams: Glinda
  • Rachel Weisz: Evanora
  • Mila Kunis: Theodora
  • Zach Braff: the voice of Finley
  • Bill Cobbs: Master Tinker
  • Joey King: the voice of China Girl
  • Tony Cox: Knuck


  • Director: Sam Raimi
  • Producer: Joe Roth
  • Music: Danny Elfman

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