Oz: The Great and Powerful

The China Girl hurries to save the day. Isn't she the cutest thing?

The other day, I mentioned to someone that this movie was coming out, explaining that it was a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. The reply I got: “Isn’t that Wicked?” Research shows that Wicked is in fact a prequel of sorts, so I guess now there are two, because there’s certainly no continuity between movie and musical / novel, not even in the names of the characters. Someone needs to take charge of this mess and decide what’s canon and what isn’t.

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The film isn't this well-lit, but it's nice to see what the actress looks like.

Longtime readers (Hey, you never know, I might have a few of those) may recall that I described Sunshine as being a little like 28 Days Later in space, because so many of the same people worked on both films. Now we have Quarantine, which is 28 Days Later in a Los Angeles apartment building (the darkest apartment building on earth), only without any of the same actors or crew, and not quite as good.

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