Disney should have expected this. After all, when you hand the reigns of a dark, sometimes disturbing fantasy to the man who made The Evil Dead, The Evil Dead 2, and the original Spider-man franchise, you have to expect something a bit…odd? Parents be warned - your wee ones are going to be startled at the level of scares present in this so-called “prequel” to the famous MGM musical. Without access to much of the original Oz material however (Warner Brothers is, apparently, just like the House of Mouse when it comes to licensing out their gold standards) we are treated to a slightly surreal reexamination of the entire mythology. Gone are mentions of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow or the Tin Man. In their place are various witches, a wondrous little china doll, and a monkey that makes his evil flying baboon counterparts seem like the aforementioned filmmaker’s diabolical Deadites.