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  •  I have similar complaints about the Oz reworks. (12+ / 0-)

    Wicked just pisses me off, seeing as it has absolutely nothing to do with the books and is just an adaptation of the 1939 movie, IMHO.

    Then they're doing "Oz, the Great and powerful"... and honestly the movie "Return to Oz" totally effed up 2 books that are complete stories on their own.

    C'mon folks, there's 13 books to work with!  You don't need to "Reimagine" something that you haven't even "Imagined" yet.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:31:36 AM PST

    •  I agree completely (5+ / 0-)

      And SyFy's "Tin Man" was a complete travesty.

      Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

      by elsaf on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:33:20 AM PST

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    •  Return to Oz (7+ / 0-)

      I didn't mind the way Return to Oz smerged the plots of Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz nearly as much as the nightmarish and overly-long opening where Dorothy is taken to a creepy insane asylum to be given electroshock therapy.  And the wholly unnecessary rule the makers adopted from the Judy Garland movie that everything Dorothy experiences in Oz might be a hallucination and so all the major Oz characters must be prefigured in people she meets in the Real World.

      The Oz parts of the movie I actually liked.

      "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

      by quarkstomper on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 10:19:17 AM PST

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      •  Wow! Glad I missed these! eom (2+ / 0-)
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        And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah! -Leonard Cohen .................@laurenreichelt

        by TheFatLadySings on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:09:31 AM PST

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        •  I Actually Liked Return To Oz... (1+ / 0-)
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          I actually liked Return to Oz once it actually got past that nightmarish beginning.  I think they did a good job of imagining the world of Oz.  There were frightening parts there too:  the psycho Wheelers, the witch with the collection of heads, the creepy Nomes, the outwardly jovial yet completely amoral Nome King; but these were all within a fairy-tale context.  The initial sequence at the hospital was simply brutal, and was not even given a satisfactory resolution.

          "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

          by quarkstomper on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:01:00 PM PST

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