Oz, The Great and Powerful

Went to see Oz, The Great and Powerful and… it’s pretty darn good. Good, if a little scary, I bet, for the family (a few heaving bosoms may not be “appropriate” but I’m not complaining). It’s sweet and charming and looks really good… and I appreciate that, unlike a lot of these recent fairy tale updates, it doesn’t cram in a huge battle scene (looking at you, Alice in Wonderland) but it hints at one and then resolves it in a way that’s completely thematically accurate to this movie… and to the 1939 version. The theater was PACKED when I went – a 2 o’clock show. This movie is going to make some money.

Score: 86

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