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Just because this Oz isnt another bona fide classic doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile
June 16, 2013
By Jimmy Gillman
Oz the Great and Powerful (New to DVD)
Walt Disney Studios; 2013; 131 minutes; PG, but contains scary images and mild violence; Directed by Sam Raimi; Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox; Screenwriter(s): Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire
OK, so it’s not another bona fide classic. But face it, on average, how many authentic classics are produced each year? Answer: Zero. And while Oz the Great and Powerful cannot claim the mantle of movie immortality, it is nonetheless a worthwhile entry, filling in the backstory of how the wizard became The Wizard.