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Horror films are about what a culture fears. The Call (as much a horror film as a thriller, at heart) is not so much about generic movie fears, like random abductions and physical torture, but alienation and abandonment—heightened by technologies ...

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Melissa Sheets

March 16, 2013  12:23pm

I completely disagree with your take on Oz. The choice that Oscar made to stay and fight instead of running away as everyone expected him to do, completes his transformation and redemption. As to what happened with Theodora, I think the movie handled the concept of good and evil quite well. Several times throughout the movie we saw glimpses of her "sinful nature" as it were. Then she made a choice, much like Eve did in the Garden of Evil, to turn her back on good and take a bite from the apple. She might not have been prepared for the consequences, but we rarely are when we choose to sin. The witch that she became was not because of Oscar or her sister, it was a choice that she made.

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Hillary Burgardt

March 16, 2013  12:00pm

There are some valid points about Oz the Great and Powerful here, but by nit-picking at what you perceive as religious slights you completely overlooked addressing the moral of the movie. Seeking "greatness" only breeds insecurity and pain, but seeking "goodness" can help repair lives and brings happiness too. You might argue that Oz did not achieve a Biblical standard of "goodness," but he definitely follows a redemptive path. I'd also like to point out that they are surely setting this up to be a new franchise, so I highly doubt that there will be no other story line between Oz the Great and Powerful and the Wizard of Oz.

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