The only thing “great and powerful” about the new Oz film is the trailer. The fast-paced and exciting preview will make anyone familiar with L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (or the 1939 movie) want to watch this movie – and who wouldn’t? Everyone loves this whimsical tale, including me. The story is cinematic gold – and one would expect Disney to put a little more effort into a movie they know everyone will want to see. The story is so popular that it has spurred the creation of Gregory Maguire’s popular quartet of novels: The Wicked Years and the Broadway musical Wicked. Based on my opinion of the original movie and the aforementioned books and musical, my hopes were sky high for the new movie Oz: The Great and Powerful.
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