First things first – Oz: The Great And Powerful (2013) is a prequel, of sorts, to the beloved and legendary 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz. Like that film, it is based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz series of novels, but Oz: The Great And Powerful is directed by Sam Raimi, from a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-Abaire.
Now, The Wizard Of Oz is a great film, and is notable for the fact that it features a brave and courageous female lead, who is entirely independent of mind. These things were remarkable in 1939, and the film has been rightly celebrated for it ever since. Clearly, in terms of feminism in today’s society, it does leave something to be desired, but in its own time, The Wizard Of Oz was groundbreaking. This makes Oz: The Gr... Please subscribe to keep reading.
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