Sure, there are a lot of reasons why 'Oz the Great and Powerful' won't be good. First of all, it's a prequel ... barf. Second, it's messing around with the mythology of one of the most loved films in history, and that doesn't always go well. (Remember 'Return to Oz'? No? Well, here's the insane trailer.) Still, this movie has got something 'Return to Oz' didn't have, friends, and that is Sam Raimi.

If nothing else, Sam Raimi makes movies that are fun. So, in case you're all hard-hearted about the movie this weekend, here are some awesome GIFs to remind you that Sam Raimi wants you to have a good time. (Well, at least the Sam Raimi who used to make awesome horror movies instead of bloated Hollywood special effects extravaganzas did.) Oh, NSFW! Because, you know, when he's not rebooting a classic family film, Sam Raimi has been known to make several gory horror films. Enjoy!

The Spider-Mans

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Drag Me to Hell

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Darkman

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The Evil Deads

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See? Now just imagine this approach to filmmaking, minus the blood and monsters and stuff, and turn it into an 'Oz' movie. It could've been so much more.