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Oz The Great And Powerful (Film Review)

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OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL – in theaters now from Disney

Pretty much every red-blooded American child has seen the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz”.  It’s almost like going Trick or Treating or drinking a Coke.  It’s unforgettable music and unbridled imagination has made it a cultural staple for young and old. Maybe that’s why anything in the form of a prequel, a sequel, a reboot or a “reimagining” would be met with harsh skepticism.  I mean, remember “New Coke”? Well on March 8,  Disney, a company very familiar with retelling classic children’s tales, treads on hallowed ground with “Oz the Great and Powerful”.  Flush with mouse money,  this prequel comes loaded with special effects and big names, but can director Sam Raimi (“The Evil Dead”, “Spiderman”) deliver a quality story to win over the tiny hearts and boundless minds of children everywhere? Read more