This film is a prequel to the 1939 classic movie, "The Wizard of Oz." It's about a small-town, travelling magician/con man who gets sucked into a tornado and ends up in OZ where everyone mistakes him for a powerful wizard. They believe he has come to save them from the wicked witch... or in this case, witches.
James Franco plays the protagonist, the "wizard". I don't know why he isn't very interesting up on the big screen... But he just isn't.
Then, there's Michelle Williams as Glinda the good witch. She does seem to radiate goodness to all. I think I liked her character the best.
The evil witches (its important to vote that all of the three witches are sisters) are played by Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz but they just don't feel that frightening, even though they seem to be trying very hard to scare someone...
The movie just didn't feel scary like the original and it took too long to get the wizard interested in being a wizard and helping to save the good people of OZ. By the time he came around, I just didn't care anymore.
This movie is being heavily promoted but I'm afraid a lot of movie goers will feel like they've been conned after sitting thru it. A lot of smoke and mirrors and no real pay-off.