Don’t Miss It In Theaters- OZ The Great and Powerful

Published On March 10, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Cafe Mom, Entertainment, Family, Family Events, Movies

OZ The Great and Powerful Movie Review

Where did the man behind the curtain come from?  Was he always a good and noble ruler of the Emerald City?  What’s his story?  Where did the Wicked Witch of the West come from?  What was her relationship with her sisters, the Wicked Witch of the East and Glinda, the good witch of the North?  Which witch is which?

The movie Wizard of Oz was a big part of my childhood memory and filled me with so much delight and wonder that it left very little room for these questions.  Nevertheless, Disney decided to give us the “back story” in the spectacular movie OZ The Great and Powerful.

The ladies of RECESS and I were able to catch a pre-screening of OZ The Great and Powerful in 3-D and I walked away just as mesmerized as I was from Wizard of Oz.  The cinematography and animation was spectacular, so I highly suggest catching it in theaters in 3D.  The story line was multi-dimensional and engaging and the cast was amazing.  I can’t wait to take my kids back to see it this weekend and am looking forward to seeing it for a second time myself.

When a young man (James Franco) is wrestling with his desire to be “great” despite his lack of integrity, he makes a plea to God to save him during a tornado by promising to be “good”.  After landing in Oz and falling quickly back into his “bad boy” mindset, he breaks the heart of the wrong witch (Mila Kunis) leading to her transformation into the villain we all had nightmares about when we were young (those blasted flying monkeys).

The kind and good witch, Glinda, played by Michelle Williams, helps Oz save Emerald City while also helping him realize that he was destined for more than greatness… he was destined for goodness.


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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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