From The Dispatch:
The story nearly drowns beneath the heavy-handed, cartoonish special effects, which are more off putting than involving. The characters leap from one dangerous situation to another with no real sense of humanity or even danger. What distinguished "The Wizard of Oz," and why it endures to this day, was its sense of wonder. "Oz: The Great and Powerful" never achieves that, or its sense of simple humanity.Click here to read my full review.