March 8, 2013
The Sad, Century-Long History of Terrible ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movies

In Return to Oz, a bizarre sequel Disney made in 1985, Dorothy is committed to a sanitarium for electroshock treatment. The Wiz, a 1978 musical adapted from a Broadway show, is more upsetting to watch than it is endearing. In 2007, a television miniseries called Tin Man set Dorothy in bleak, dystopian sci-fi. All of these projects lacked that unique blend of poignant familiarity and broad cultural appeal that anchored The Wizard of Oz. Without it, they’re just creepy stories about a girl and her weird friends.
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The Sad, Century-Long History of Terrible ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movies

In Return to Oz, a bizarre sequel Disney made in 1985, Dorothy is committed to a sanitarium for electroshock treatmentThe Wiz, a 1978 musical adapted from a Broadway show, is more upsetting to watch than it is endearing. In 2007, a television miniseries called Tin Man set Dorothy in bleak, dystopian sci-fi. All of these projects lacked that unique blend of poignant familiarity and broad cultural appeal that anchored The Wizard of Oz. Without it, they’re just creepy stories about a girl and her weird friends.

Read more. [Images: Various]

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    The Sad, Century-Long History of Terrible ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movies In Return to Oz, a bizarre sequel Disney made in 1985,...
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    But…I like The Wiz. Now I feel bad.
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    DOUBLE FUCK THAT. The Wiz bad because black, right? And then, I guess they didn’t like Tin Man having a self-empowered...
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    RIGHT? Fuck that.
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    More people should see Return To Oz because it’s so dark and bizarre that you need to see it to believe it happened...
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    I don’t normally reblog things to hate on them, but this article is bad and its writer should feel bad.
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    DISAGREE. all (save the wiz) are incredible. date night tomorrow = sham taking me to see oz because i may or may not...