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Plodding ‘Oz’ tells the story of how con man became Wizard

Michelle Williams plays Glinda the Good Witch in "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
Michelle Williams plays Glinda the Good Witch in "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
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‘Oz the Great and Powerful” aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on “The Wizard of Oz” and still hold the classic dear while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully. A prequel to the groundbreaking 1939 film, “Oz” is very pretty but also overlong and repetitive, with a plot that’s more plodding that dazzling. Director Sam Raimi also is trying to find his own balance here between ...


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