MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,201 this week

After the Wizard (2011)

 -  Family | Fantasy  -  2 July 2011 (USA)
3.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.0/10 from 166 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 29 critic

A 12-year-old Kansas orphan turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time. She imagines that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left and that the... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3276 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 159 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
 
a list of 281 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
OZ
a list of 44 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
a list of 4244 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: After the Wizard (2011)

After the Wizard (2011) on IMDb 3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of After the Wizard.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer
Beings (1998)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Since as far back as Kyle and Evie Preston can remember, their grandmother told fantastical tales about elves who had been trapped underground by giants for thousands of years. Now ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Glynis Barber, Jameson Baltes
Family | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »

Director: L. Frank Baum
Stars: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Every hundred years, the evil sorceress Morgana returns to claim Fingall's talisman from Merlin, with which she intends to destroy the world. For the last fourteen hundred years she has ... See full synopsis »

Director: David Lister
Stars: Robert Davi, Kelly LeBrock, Byron Taylor
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Arthur Lyle miraculously discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon named Lord Darksmoke who threatens to destroy all civilization.

Director: Andrew Lauer
Stars: Lea Thompson, Hunter Allan, Eric Lutes
Return to Oz (1985)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Director: Walter Murch
Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh
Purple Mind (2011)
Drama | Family | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Iraq combat veteran Roy Matthews returns from one war only to fight another war at home, a war against the PTSD that threatens to destroy him and his family.

Director: Eric Stacey
Stars: Will Shepherd, Emily Bridges, Brighid Fleming
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon
Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Stevenson
Stars: Mark Harmon, Harley Jane Kozak, Joshua Jackson
Fandry (2013)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Love, the most beautiful emotion in all living creatures that God has made knows no bar, caste or boundaries, is the central theme of Fandry. A young lad (Jabya) falls in love with his ... See full summary »

Director: Nagraj Manjule
Stars: Somnath Awghade, Sanjay Chaudhri, Chhaya Kadam
The Moo Man (2013)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Modern British dairy farms must get bigger and bigger or go under but Farmer Stephen Hook decides to buck the trend. Instead he chooses to have a great relationship with his small herd of ... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Heathcote, Heike Bachelier
Stars: Stephen Hook
Return to Oz (TV Movie 1964)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz.... See full summary »

Directors: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Larry D. Mann, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Elizabeth Haskens
...
Jermel Nakia ...
...
Mrs. Murphy
...
Dr. Edwards
...
Charles Samuel Williams
...
Ms. Thomson
...
...
Ticket Seller
Seraiah Carol ...
Animal Shelter Attendant
...
Young Woman
Sean Orr ...
Christopher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Abeyta ...
...
NJ Schoolchild (as Abby Bankston)
Pat Bracken ...
Train Conductor
Edit

Storyline

A 12-year-old Kansas orphan turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time. She imagines that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left and that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman must travel to Kansas to find Dorothy. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr von Oz  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and characters created by L. Frank Baum. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming Family Movie.
25 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the Wizard is pretty unusual, even for an Oz movie. The movie follows an orphan, Elizabeth Haskens, who constantly refers to herself as Dorothy and talks about Oz. Everyone at the orphanage is worried about her and they fear that she is losing touch with reality. Suddenly, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman show up while Dorothy is reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the library, and it's a happy reunion...

The rest of the movie is kind of told out of order. We find out how the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman got to Kansas and why. Since the Wizard left Oz, everyone there has stopped caring and are basically greedy... which is similar to what's going on in our world apparently. The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion all decide upon seeking out Dorothy's help. But, there's just one problem. They have no idea where she is! The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman take a hot air balloon ride to the United States, and travel to Kansas so they can find Dorothy at last.

There are some pacing problems and bits of poorly-written dialogue. The acting was impressive for an independent film; the standouts being Helen Richman as Mrs. Murphy, Loren Lester as Dr. Edwards, and Peter Mark Richman as Charles Samuel Williams.

The movie has a couple of visual effects-heavy sequences that weren't executed all that well, but considering the budget, these can easily be forgiven. My main problem with the movie was the ending. I don't want to get into too much detail or spoil anything, but I don't feel like the ending resolved some of the problems that were presented.

Jordan Van Vranken does an excellent job in her role as Elizabeth, and I'm looking forward to seeing her continue to improve in her career. Orien Richman as the Tin Woodman and Jermel Nakia as the Scarecrow were definitely fun to watch on screen, and I like their innocent portrayals of the characters.

Overall, After the Wizard is an unusual yet often charming movie that does a nice job of making Oz relevant to today's world.


14 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss After the Wizard (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?