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Review: 'Oz' gets the story right, if not the witches

8:18 PM, Mar. 6, 2013
Disney: The Great and Powerful OZ
Disney: The Great and Powerful OZ: Disney: The Great and Powerful OZ
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In the movies' version of March Madness, Sam Raimi turns out to be a much better Tim Burton than Bryan Singer. Unlike "Giant Slayer" Singer, Sam's got a sense of humor. Taking on a prequel to the fairytale that frightened generations, Sam does scary. And does it well.

"Oz the Great and Powerful" is a winning back-engineering of the Oz fantasy, a "How the Wizard got to be wonderful" romp that is a stunning update "The Wizard of Oz's" effects, and the most gorgeous use of 3-D since "Alice in Wonderland."

Screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire manage just enough whimsy to make the ...

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