So when I heard they were reviewing the Wiz, I watched it before the review, and compared my thoughts to theirs. Like I do with most of the Critic's reviews.
...This movie was all over the place, the King of Pop gets only ONE song number, the sets were as cheap looking as they were in Batman and Robin, what the hell was up with the whole TEEEEEEEN TEEEEEEEEN, TEEEEEN, TEEEEEEN thing? I had to fast forward through those parts. A tornado in New York City? REALLY? The fuck? Dorothy went from kinda nervous to learning to be brave to a whiny ass boring morther-The acting didn't feel real, as in I was aware that I was watching a movie the entire time, which is distracting, and did they really have to change the setting to New York? And I'm surprised the two didn't make comparison jokes to the real life crows to the crows from Dumbo, because they were like the same exact thing. Some of the musical numbers were ok, but it is just a BLAND BLAND film.
I'd give it my own personal rating of TWO THUMBS DOWN which means ( a terrible movie, but has SOMETHING good in it. Usually the music. Or one good scene. But you'll start to forget it in T-Minus 4 hours after watching it.)