“Oz the Great and Powerful” would probably knock ‘em dead as the basis for an attraction at Disneyworld. Director Sam Raimi’s reinterpretation of “The Wizard of Oz” universe is loud, eye-poppingly colorful, and thanks to 3-D, there’s enough stuff hurtling at the audience to make you feel like you’ve stepped into a meteor shower.
But it doesn’t make for a very good Disney film. Mildly diverting and clever in spots, this “Oz” is certainly no bookend for the 1939 classic that introduced author L. Frank Baum’s fanciful adventure to a wider world.
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