Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world's most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending."
‑ Kevin McFarland, AV Club
"It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Despite substandard animation, this brightly coloured sequel has a strong enough sense of both its story and characters to hold the audience's attention."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"A cynical cash-grab riding on the coat-tails of far better productions."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"Kid-friendly with some neat visuals."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"All in all, the beloved kingdom of Oz is not well served, though there's just enough detectable affection to keep it from feeling like a pure cashing-in."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Boasts an impressive cast, catchy tunes and an entertaining fairy tale plot."
‑ Jayne Nelson, SFX Magazine
"This film is very offbeat and psychedelic in that regard, though regrettably not nearly as accomplished or engaging as Alice in Wonderland which is loosely resembles."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"Carping on a film clearly targeted to 5-year-olds might seem unjust, but the filmmakers go about their business in such a lazy fashion that the viewer can't help but feel irritated by the whole ordeal."
‑ Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"It's short on jokes and hampered by unmemorable musical numbers (including one about building a boat), and the film's niceness can't overcome the dopey tedium."
‑ John Semley, Globe and Mail
"Devoid of the visual magic and heartfelt emotion of the original film, this version of Oz and Dorothy 2.0 feel like the cheaply made knockoffs you find in a dollar store: garishly shiny, flimsy and not built to last."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Even by the standards of allowance-snatching half-term filler, this is pretty indifferent ..."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"A cheap and charmless reminder to leave the classics alone."
‑ Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film
"Being an effective virtual babysitter isn't the same as being a satisfying entertainment."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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