The Wizard of Oz was a groundbreaking movie in its time, from the visuals to the psychological elements. Its prequel Oz the Great and Powerful feels much more traditional and familiar -- but it's still entertaining.
Still, Oz the Great and Powerful may not be a classic but it is an enjoyable (if slight) fantasy. This is a movie that's easy to enjoy, if easy to forget afterwards.
Overall grade: B-
Reviewed by James Lynch