Oz the Great and Powerful opened this weekend to mixed reviews. Disney’s fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, currently holds a 68% rating on the Tomatometer. Some critics loathe the film, others are indifferent and some downright praise Raimi’s effort to re-imagine the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. Despite some apparent faults, I believe the film is a worthy modern-day precursor to one of the most beloved movies ever made. Here are just a few things Sam Raimi gets right.
1: Raimi’s trademarks meet The Wizard of Oz
Watching the movie, it becomes pretty