Oz the Great and Powerful is a new movie out by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a story that tugs on all the charm the original Wizard of Oz held but with its own unique storyline that will have you as captivated as your children are.
One difference from the very beginning is that there is no Dorothy. I thought, as you may be thinking, how can there be no Dorothy in an Oz movie? But this movie has a strong plot that will have you interested from the beginning. This movie focuses on the wizard’s experience and his journey to becoming the wizard.
His name is Oscar Diggs and he is a magician. He is swept up in a Kansass tornado and ends up in the land of Oz, where he makes a new little friend in a monkey named Finley, who swears to be his lifelong servant in repayment for saving his life. He also meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda. The problem is that the witches are not all being truthful about their identities and their motives. He has to figure out who is good and who is evil. This will even have you guessing for a while.
When he finally discovers the good witch, he endeavors to help her restore harmony to the land of Oz. But he is challenged to do this because the people of Oz don’t fight and he only has Munchkins, Quadlings and tinkers to help him. He has to be very creative to come up with a plan to save them all against the evil witches, the flying baboons and Winkies.
The biggest challenge of all for him is learning if his true character is what he hopes it is but fears it isn’t.
Oz the Great and Powerful is one to buy for your collection.
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