Sam Raimi's fantasy adventure film Oz the Great and Powerful is based on the novels of L. Frank Baum.
This adaptation tells the story of small-time magician Oscar Diggs who gets sucked into a tornado that whisks him away to the Land of Oz. Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look at this Wizard of Oz prequel.
Oz the Great and Powerful is in current release.
Walter Metz is the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His is critiques are a regular feature of SIU Reviews.
You can listen to all of his reviews here.