The visuals were good, the acting wasn't bad, and this was a decent attempt to do a prequel to the classic, "Wizard of Oz". However, this movie dragged and the plot seemed to be kind of thrown together. I think this movie would have been better if it had built more on the character development of the witches. Eventhough it's hard to compare a broadway musical with a movie, "Wicked" better builds on character development which in my opinion, makes "Wicked" a better option as a prequel to the "Wizard of Oz." I will say that the twist in the middle of the movie identifying who is the actual wicked witch or not was good and helped the story but all in all, wait for DVD.