Release Day Round-Up is an ongoing feature here at Bigfanboy that will be posted on the day prior to any big release to showcase the important information and marketing material for the new movies being released the following day. This way you can make an informed decision on what movie (or movies) you will see on opening weekend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, if you would like anything added and if you plan on seeing the particular movie being highlighted on opening weekend, sometime down the road, wait for it on home release or passing all together. Here’s all you could want to know about OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL:
Critic Consensus: Rotten Tomatoes
MPAA: PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.
Presentation: 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Screenwriters: Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed By: Sam Raimi
Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King and Bruce Campbell.
Synopsis: Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot–fame and fortune are his for the taking–that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity–and even a bit of wizardry–Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.