Oz The Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful

Recommended by Fiona Purnell

Ever wondered how the great and powerful Wizard of Oz became the Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City? Well, this fun Disney family adventure explains just that. It’s a prequel to the all-time classic and one of my favourite films, set 20 years before the events of the original story.

When Oscar Diggs, a small time circus magician from Kansas, arrives in the land of Oz he encounters three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda.

He must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late, in this bid to resolve the epic problems facing Oz and all its inhabitants.

On his journey, Oscar Diggs - played by James Franco - meets some wonderful characters, including a particular favourite of mine - the winged monkey.

This is a bright, fun-filled adventure for the whole family to enjoy whether you’re a fan of the original or not.

But for those who are fans, look out for the links and suggestions towards the classic film.