“Make me walk?” Begged the cripple girl, after she witnessed the carnival magician make the lady plucked from the audience disappear. “Yes. Make her walk!” members of the crowd yelled and pitched their popcorn at him in anger.
But professor Oz was no miracle worker, he knew, as he stammered and stuttered and turned down the life wages offered him by the cripple girl’s mother.
“What took you so long to close the curtain?” Oz (james Franco) snapped at his assistant, “I was dying out there!”
When the game is smoke and mirrors, and all is sleight of hand, be sure of yourself, and good at what you do. Oz didn’t lack for confidence. He was great at putting on a show. But in the battle for Emerald City, would well rehearsed con games and exits through trap doors be enough to lead a makeshift command to victory.
The philandering Oz finds out the hard way after he seduces and promises a share of the kingdom to the powerful witch, Theodora (Mila Kunis), whose love for him turns to scorn after she is tricked by sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz), into believing Oz is now cavorting with Glinda (MichelleWilliams), the evil witch that is rumored to have killed their father.
Oz also stars Zach Braff (Scrubs), Tony Cox; Joey King (Battle Los Angeles) and Bill Cobbs (The Others).