OZ....Has anyone seen it?

  • comical44

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    Mar 12, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    Really Wanna see it. Heard it was good and visually beautiful to watch.

    Anyone seen it and wanna let me know their opinions?

    WITHOUT giving anything away
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    Disclaimer: I ONLY saw season 1.

    I didn't care for the show, but that was just me. After the first season finale I just had no interest in watching further.
  • JClash

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    Mar 16, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    comical44 - You're talking the movie with James Franco. My roommate says, while the visuals are interesting, the story is dull, the characters flat, and the tone is somewhat sexist. She doesn't recommend it.

    lagwm - You're talking about the HBO series and I'd recommend stay with it past the first season. For what it's worth, OZ is one of the few series that truly has "Any One Can Die at Any Time" trope (Spooks aka MI-5 also comes to mind). The overlapping story-lines and character arcs are engaging and I enjoy the plot/narration structure of the series. The tension never lets up- established characters are killed off with little fanfare. Fitting for a show set in a men's prison.
  • winwin

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    Mar 16, 2013 12:58 PM GMT
    comical44 saidReally Wanna see it. Heard it was good and visually beautiful to watch.

    Anyone seen it and wanna let me know their opinions?

    WITHOUT giving anything away


    Why ask? Just go to the movie and see it for yourself if you really want to see it. People have different likes and dislikes. I want to see it but I'll just wait for it to come out on blu-ray.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    I agree with your roommate JClash. I've seen Oz the day before yesterday and I was greatly and magnificently disappointed. The brilliant visual effects are limited to only a few scenes (but look stunning). The rest of the movie I'd call a much too sweat fairy tale. I had a hard time trying no to team up with the evil characters icon_wink.gif.
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:13 PM GMT
    itwas interesting to say the least, would I pay to see it again? no but hey its worth a go around if you are bored....one thing I was hunting for that I felt was pivotal to a sequel was a certain accessory they were lacking but it is an interesting movie.
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:21 PM GMT
    rene1973 saidI agree with your roommate JClash. I've seen Oz the day before yesterday and I was greatly and magnificently disappointed. The brilliant visual effects are limited to only a few scenes (but look stunning). The rest of the movie I'd call a much too sweat fairy tale. I had a hard time trying no to team up with the evil characters icon_wink.gif.

    Yeah, it sucked.
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    JClash saidcomical44 - You're talking the movie with James Franco. My roommate says, while the visuals are interesting, the story is dull, the characters flat, and the tone is somewhat sexist. She doesn't recommend it.

    lagwm - You're talking about the HBO series and I'd recommend stay with it past the first season. For what it's worth, OZ is one of the few series that truly has "Any One Can Die at Any Time" trope (Spooks aka MI-5 also comes to mind). The overlapping story-lines and character arcs are engaging and I enjoy the plot/narration structure of the series. The tension never lets up- established characters are killed off with little fanfare. Fitting for a show set in a men's prison.

    lol
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    JClash saidcomical44 - You're talking the movie with James Franco. My roommate says, while the visuals are interesting, the story is dull, the characters flat, and the tone is somewhat sexist. She doesn't recommend it.

    lagwm - You're talking about the HBO series and I'd recommend stay with it past the first season. For what it's worth, OZ is one of the few series that truly has "Any One Can Die at Any Time" trope (Spooks aka MI-5 also comes to mind). The overlapping story-lines and character arcs are engaging and I enjoy the plot/narration structure of the series. The tension never lets up- established characters are killed off with little fanfare. Fitting for a show set in a men's prison.


    LOLOLOLOLOL. I was totally thinking about Oz the HBO series and was going to write about it. I have all the seasons on DVD. GREAT series worth watching, especially for certain scenes that will keep you "up" at night.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    It sucked.

    James Franco was obviously not taking it seriously (which I guess his part of his appeal).

    Mila Kunis EXTREMELY miscast.

    The other two lead actresses played two sides of the same very sexist coin.

    And there's a jive-talking black munchkin. Seriously.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    and there's no Judy Garland singing actress in the movie
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    My biggest gripe was the beginning when on for far too long, and I agree Mila Kunis wasn't the best fit. Her lines at the start were cringe worthy.
  • stratavos

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    Mar 16, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    I have to agree with may others here (I was it last Tuesday with a friend) and... It's a fluffy movie that I would only see again with commentary. I enjoyed Mila initially but... It's quite the fluffy movie.
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    Mar 16, 2013 3:39 PM GMT
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    JClash saidcomical44 - You're talking the movie with James Franco. My roommate says, while the visuals are interesting, the story is dull, the characters flat, and the tone is somewhat sexist. She doesn't recommend it.

    lagwm - You're talking about the HBO series and I'd recommend stay with it past the first season. For what it's worth, OZ is one of the few series that truly has "Any One Can Die at Any Time" trope (Spooks aka MI-5 also comes to mind). The overlapping story-lines and character arcs are engaging and I enjoy the plot/narration structure of the series. The tension never lets up- established characters are killed off with little fanfare. Fitting for a show set in a men's prison.


    LOLOLOLOLOL. I was totally thinking about Oz the HBO series and was going to write about it. I have all the seasons on DVD. GREAT series worth watching, especially for certain scenes that will keep you "up" at night.


    The HBO series is one of my all time favorites. That one guy who wears the hat all the time... I'd go to prison for him hahaha.

  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 16, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    tryandbuy saidIt sucked.

    James Franco was obviously not taking it seriously (which I guess his part of his appeal).

    Mila Kunis EXTREMELY miscast.

    The other two lead actresses played two sides of the same very sexist coin.

    And there's a jive-talking black munchkin. Seriously.


    I agree. I couldn't take Franco's constant rapist smile. Mila Kunis was NOT the right actor for that part. The jive Munchkin was almost as out-of-place as the Mad Hatter in Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" doing that weird pop dance.

    I did like the China Doll, though. The most beautiful piece of CGI I've seen in a movie for a looong time.
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    Mar 16, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    I saw it the other night, I enjoyed it. I'm not a real critic of movies, I go to be entertained. I liked it, it was just a story, not an action packed movie. I too liked the China Doll....and the monkey, although he was a bit scary! LOL
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    Mar 16, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    You're better to check out Return To Oz, which draws on characters and elements from the first three or four Baum-penned sequel books.

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    Mar 16, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    I thought it was awful.

    It felt too much like Burton's Alice in Wonderland than Wizard of Oz. The story didn't go anywhere.
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    Mar 16, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI saw it the other night, I enjoyed it. I'm not a real critic of movies, I go to be entertained. I liked it, it was just a story, not an action packed movie. I too liked the China Doll....and the monkey, although he was a bit scary! LOL


    Me too! Just like the original Wizard of Oz, it's a movie and entertaining. I'm not dissecting it to see if it's an Oscar contender.

  • Mar 16, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    Awwh! I very much love these series! Simon Adebisi such cutie!
  • Timbales

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    Mar 16, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
    I saw it Wednesday night and really enjoyed it. It's a visually beautiful, fun family movie with great parallels to the classic Wizard of Oz.
  • socksock

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    Mar 16, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    I thought it was an alright movie. The best part about it was the visual effects. There were a lot of missed opportunities and gaps in plot. I would give it a B.
  • Zinc

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    Mar 16, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    I like the production. The plot line at least made an attempt to incorporate some emotion in to the characters, unlike in Alice in Wonderland.
  • nubScotty

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    Mar 16, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    Have it downloaded on the media center, will probably watch it tonight, and apparently I'm not missing anything by going to the theater.
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Everyday, as I am blessed enough to call the land Down Under, Oz home.