Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Personalized picks at your fingertips

Get the mobile app on iOS and Android

Parents' Guide to

After the Wizard

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet but muddled postscript to Oz has mild suspense.

Movie NR 2012 80 minutes
After the Wizard Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Bad bad bad.

To be honest I think only 12 year olds and over will understand the plot of this story. Basically, just a one giant cash grab. Dorothy is now in high school. There you go. That’s the plot basically. All your favourite lovable characters are now turned into weird creepy annoying full grown men dressed in costumes telling strangers they are ‘munchkins.’ Please don’t watch this cash grab.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This movie has good intentions and some fine performances -- Peter Mark Richman shines as a blind Southern gentleman, and the Tin Woodman and The Scarecrow are awkward but winning. But the story never quite jells, and the resolution is weak. It's obvious that AFTER THE WIZARD's budget was very low and that director-writer Hugh Gross, as well as many of the actors, are new to the profession.

The film lacks both clarity and momentum, and, most importantly, it asks many more questions than it successfully answers.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate