“I’ll put on the show of a lifetime! The likes of which the land of Oz has never seen! Magic! Mystery! Prestidigitation! It’ll be my greatest trick yet.”
The Film Board gathers to take on Disney’s latest trip to the Emerald Kingdom. This week on the show, Steve Sarmento and Tom Metz join Andy and Pete to pull apart Oz The Great and Powerful, and pull it apart they do. Clumsy scripting? Trouble with the protagonist? Witches that can shoot lightening from their fingers throwing away everything because of a crush on a boy? All that, and we’re still swept away by the magic of the final act. Listen in for why we think this is a great what-coulda-been film that ends up near the very bottom of our list.