Return to Oz (1985) live action, movie – USA

Return to Oz
Adventure, family, fantasy
director: Walt Murch
writers: L Frank Baum, Gill Dennis, Walter Murch
starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Michael Sundin, Tim Rose, Sean Barrett, Denise Bryer, Brian Henson, Stewart Larange, Justin Case

Six months after the events of The Wizard of Oz Dorothy is sent to a psychiatric hospital. A mysterious girl saves her and she is Sent back to Oz where the Nome King and a witch have destroyed it.

Almost until the end I thought the blond girl was Alice. Apparently not though. It had an Alice in Wonderland feel to it though (or maybe less Alice in Wonderland and more Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). It was creepy as hell. Dorothy looked too young. The character design for the original characters was scary. I did like the new characters though. Tick Tock and Jack were really really cute. The wheelers were better than those flying monkeys from the other one though.

I don’t think it’s one that has to be watched though. You don’t gain or lose anything from it.


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