Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) - Animation, Adventure, Family

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Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Will Finn
Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 11 out of 63 found boring (17.46%)

One-line Reviews (47)

Moderately Entertaining Film the Kids Will Probably Love .

Not only that, it was just dull.

this is going to be the WORST movie ever.

It's okay due to it's good character designs and some decent colors, but was rather uninteresting and provided nothing new.

It's rather unimaginative and by-the-numbers stuff, as well as being very predictable, complete with an awkward mix of forced humour and a bleak surrealistic in alternative to magical atmosphere which makes one question whether the film had a clear idea at all which audience they were aiming at.

Nothing seemed interesting about the story due to it's predictable nature.

Best part was the music original and enjoyable.

" I feel sorry for whoever did invest in this boring debacle.

The animation is basic at best, the story is disjointed, the character interplay is amateur.

I enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around.

The opening credits go on way too long.

Dorothy and most of her companions were pretty flat and uninteresting.

Kidlike, but entertaining .

Marshall Mallow was interesting but his relationship to his love interest seemed forced and a little contrived.

The animation of Legends of Oz is clearly cheap, and while it provides for some bright colors and the occasional zest for the eyes (the "rainbow mover" scene is actually quite fascinating), we, as audiences, have already been spoiled by the immaculate detail of Pixar films and, just this year, saw the wonders and unbelievable beauty in computer-generated LEGOs.

Of course I could be mistaken but, I saw this film and found it to be full of nonsense and trite cliché dialog.

The story line is fresh and entertaining enough that it will keep kids of all ages glued to the screen.

The story concerns the nearly-empty Emerald City, which has had its population dwindle down to the three main characters we saw in the iconic 1930's film, the Scarecrow (voiced by Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammar), and the Cowardly Lion (Jim Belushi), respectively.

my wife and i enjoyed it as well.

As the title summary states, its a mixed bag, but still at least somewhat enjoyable for fans of the original and of L.

A very boring and forgettable movie.

On my worst movies of the year list .

I recommend this as a movie for a family w small children to Watch together or for ages 3+ to watch alone(the action & bad guys May be too intense for some younger kids to watch alone.

The songs are very bland.

But overall, this movie is pointless, unoriginal, and just plain bad.

Overall, much more enjoyable than expected.

Our kiddos were on the edge of their seat smiling ear to ear the entire time.

The cast of voice were star studded, Martin Short was absolutely entertaining and Lea Michelle was spectacular with her songs!!

It's childish, corny, and boring.

None of my 4 children enjoyed this film (ages 5-13), and one fell asleep (we went at 11 am so he wasn't tired).

There are several segments that are very entertaining, heart warming, and exciting.

It just bored me by giving us a repeated storyline, only okay animation, uninteresting characters and forgettable songs.

It has a plot that's just as boring.

And what they've managed to come up with is an enjoyable film.

Unfortunately, they were also rather uninspiring and not very catchy.

Think 'Christian pop music' bland.

So this one I had very low expectations on,I thought it looked stupid and generic and like a film you see going straight to DVD as it was like a Barbie film,but I was wrong,now its not the best film of all time,but its entertaining for the kids as well as the adults who are big kids at heart.

-So Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return has some fun, entertaining elements mixed with some younger elements that are definitely for kids.

Bottom Line: An enjoyable movie that needs to watched more than once to really appreciate the strengths of the movie: it's songs.

One of the worst movies I've seen at the theater .

The animation is great, the songs are catchy and enjoyable, the characters, both old and new, are endearing (you can't help but smile and laugh at the interactions among the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man, and you just can't hate The Jester, no matter what he does), and the storyline itself is intriguing and has moments that are both exciting and sweet.

I'd highly recommend it for families with younger kids.

It's not their fault though, because the dialogue is really inane with a lot of the humour, or what there is of it, very juvenile and forced and the characters are poorly realised, the most entertaining characters being Toto and China Princess and the blandest being Dorothy.

It was bland and even boring to a degree.

Yeah, it's so predictable.

I recommend not seeing this in the theater, save your money and if you must, rent it on Redbox for $1.29 or whatever.

Well I was surprised at how engaging it is.