Not even sure where to start. Perhaps: "heartily disliked"? I loved The Wizard of Oz, but this is a whole other ball game. I was expecting something different, but not quite this... it's hard to explain. There's a great deal of back story about the entire Land of Oz and its inhabitants. I think Maguire wanted to create that world as best he could, but he really muddled up the Witch's story doing so.