Based on Baum’s book sequels The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, Return was Disney’s first attempt to revive live-action Oz films for a new generation. Unfortunately, the darker look and content of this film alienated audiences and was a major flop. Today, it’s an overlooked gem that features some amazing production design and visual effects integration for its time.
For me, it was the special effects and 3D. If I had not see "OZ" in 3D, it would have been a bust for me.
The acting was okay, the story line was too sweet. I am used to murder mysteries but I was a "wizard of Oz" fan of the Judy Garland variety so I thought I would see how the wizard came to be the wizard. Totally not what I would have imagined had I not seen it.
Thank God for the special effects and "butter" on the popcorn.
@Maaz. Wicked doesn't follow the same timeline as this movie. So it would probably leave the average viewer more confused...?
So... no one should see wicked...?
You forgot one. How about watching "The Wiz" starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.
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That's a neat ideal an OZ Party yummy-treats in all and catching up on seeing the Classic Wizard of OZ with legendary Actress Judy GARLAND. I get all misty eyes seeing Dorothy w/her pet Toto and friends Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion walk down the yellow brick road. So, looking forward to the pre-quel The Great and Powerful OZ on how everything started. cheers!!
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