Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Critic Consensus: Faced with the choice between staying in or seeing Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, most filmgoers will be forced to conclude that there's no place like home.
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Critic Reviews for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.
The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.
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.
This is one of those movies that parents will have to ask themselves if they love their child enough to sit through it.
It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie.
Audience Reviews for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Based on a children's book written by the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a whimsical fantasy adventure. When the Land of Oz is threatened by the Wicked Witch's brother, the Jester, the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man attempts to bring Dorothy back in order to help them. With an all-star cast that includes Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, and Martin Short, the voice performances are pretty good. And, the musical numbers are fun and exciting, featuring songs written by Bryan Adams. The animation however, is rather poor; particularly the character movements. The script is also problematic, with a weak B story dealing with the Tornado aftermath in Kansas. Yet despite its issues, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has a bit of magic and is an enjoyable family film.
Legends Of Oz is miraculously creepy for a kids film. The design is utterly lifeless and the villain is terrifying. Easily the worst animated film of the last three years, Legends of Oz is stuffed with stock characters, ugly animation and a boring plot that is sure to have one running to the better animated films of the year, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and The Lego Movie to wash the stink. Rating: 26
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Quotes
|Jester:||Ugh! I don't speak monkey!|
|Scarecrow:||With all of Oz at risk, I need you two to stand guard.|
|Glinda:||My, but you're...silly.|
|Jester:||It's a costume, isn't it? It's my curse. Literally. I can't take this off ever.|
|Glinda:||Dorothy will stop you.|
|Jester:||Aren't I quivering!|
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