I found the movie to be too long and boring! Actress/singer Diana Ross was too old to play Dorothy, singer Michael Jackson is good as the scarecrow, actors Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross and Richard Pryor were OK as the Tin Man, the lion and The Wiz. Actress/singer Lena Horne is good as Glinda. The singing and dancing was good. I got bored with the movie and I prefer the original version of the movie with actress Judy Garland. Today is Michael Jackson's birthday and I wanted to watch the movie in his honor. REST IN POWER to the following actors and actresses: Mr. Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009); Ms. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917-May 9, 2010); Ms. Theresa Merritt Hines (September 24, 1922-June 12, 1998); Ms. Clarice Taylor (September 20, 1917-May 30, 2011); Ms. Thelma Carpenter (January 15, 1922-May 14, 1997); Mr. Carlton Johnson (August 7, 1934-December 22, 1986); Mr. Julius 'Nipsey' Russell (September 15, 1918-October 2, 2005); Mr. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940-December 10, 2005); Ms. Mabel Elizabeth Washington King (December 25, 1932-November 9, 1999); Mr. Ted Ross (ne Theodore Ross Roberts) (June 30, 1934-September 3, 2002): 'You all may be gone but you will never, ever be, forgotten.'