Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return : Movie Review

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives...except the sands of time do not flow as freely in Kansas as they do in the Emerald City, at least according to Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre's Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. Though Dorothy Gale (Lea Michele) has barely gotten a chance to survey the wreckage done to her aunt and uncle's home since tapping her way back to the Sunflower State, the Scarecrow (Dan Akyroyd) has evolved into an inventor of efficient but audience-punishing devices. Rather than aim his "rainbow mover" at the Jester (Martin Short), now shrilly terrorizing the Land of Oz in the wake of his wicked sister's demise, the Scarecrow uses his makeshift time-travel mechanism to bring Dorothy back to his fantasy dominion—this in spite of the fact that the only talent the girl has ever displayed for fighting evil is an accidental water dousing. And rather than drop Dorothy and Toto in front of the Emerald City, they're left some half-dozen Candy Land-like neighborhoods away, thus allowing an already thin and bland storyline to be stretched out to an almost Sadean extreme.

Author : Ed Gonzalez