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Old June 16 2013, 10:29 PM   #74
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Re: Oz the Great and Powerful - Grading & Discussion

My own question is this:

As some of you already know (via, most recently, my post on a thread about how Into Darkness affects ST novels), I am openly hostile to reboots, and to taking extreme, pointless liberties with established canon. Beyond agreeing with The International Wizard of Oz Club about Maguire's stuff (and P. J. Farmer's stuff, too) being heretical, I am also openly hostile to the 1939 film (the very poster-child for "extreme, pointless liberties," like reducing the story to a dream-fantasy).

Given that, I'm encouraged by the very canonical reference to the Wizard's real name, "Oscar Diggs" (Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs; he went by his first two initials because of what the other 7 spelled out), and the pointed rejection of names Maguire came up with, but would anybody care to venture an opinion on whether I'd enjoy this film?
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