Oz the Great and Powerful
Starring: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Plot: Oscar Diggs, a con-artist/magician, is whisked away to the magical land of Oz in a hot air balloon, he gets mistaken for a powerful wizard who it was foretold would free the land from evil.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 60%
Critic Consensus: “It suffers from some tonal inconsistency and a deflated sense of wonder, but Oz the Great and Powerful still packs enough visual dazzle and clever wit to be entertaining in its own right”
Dead Man Down
Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Armand Assante
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Plot: A mob hitman goes against his boss to help one of his victims get revenge.
RT Freshness: 41%
Critic Consensus: “While the fine cast keeps Dead Man Down watchable throughout, the film is weighted down by absurd plot twists and a slack pace”