A Wizard of Goodness in the Land of Oz

Review of Oz the Great and Powerful, Directed by Sam RaimiBy PAUL D. MILLEROz the Great and Powerful is a good film—not great, but good. Much like its protagonist.It is risky to do a prequel to a beloved classic. Hew too closely to the original and you have an unimaginative replica. Stray too far and you lose the spirit that made the first so fun. The Wizard of Oz (1939) is Hollywood royalty: AFI’s 10th greatest film of all time, BFI’s 144th, and IMDB’s 150th. It is a staple of holida … [Read more...]