Review of The Wizard of Oz

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Year: 1939 - Runtime: 103 minutes - Director: Victor Fleming - Writer(s): L. Frank Baum
Country: United State - Language: English - Parental Guide: NR - Color: Color

Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

Dorothy is a spoiled little girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. She runs away when the old lady down the street takes her dog (Toto) after he bit her, he escapes and comes back. Scared she will come back for him, they hit the road and eventually (like the pansy ass she is) come running home. But what’s this? There is a tornado and poor Dorothy and Toto can’t get into the shelter (I think they KNEW she was out there and they wanted her to get sucked up).  Anyways… Her and Toto end up flying through the air in the farm house and land with a quaint little “oh” from Dorothy.  They open the door to find a land of rainbows and sunshine, meet the good witch, give all the little munchkins boners, and piss off the bad witch. Sooo… Dorothy has to head out to Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz so she can get home. Along the way, she picks up three needy vagrants that also seek help from the Wizard. She manages to keep her dress on and they arrive, only to find out they need the witches broom before the Wizard will consider helping. They kill the bitch, bring back the broom and the Wizard turns out to be a fake then good witch shows up and gives Dorothy some bullshit that she could have went home whenever she wanted. Dorothy clicks her heels and wakes up from a dream, leaving you going WTF… cop out of an ending if you ask me!

Reason to Watch

Because you have children and want to teach them that running away will land them in Munchkin hell with a witch trying to murder their innocent little asses.

Context

For 1939 the graphics of this film were considered cutting edge. Musicals were very popular during that time and all I can say is thank God that phase is over!

Most Memorable Quote(s)
  • “I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore”
  • “I’m Melting, I’m Melting”
  • “Auntie Em! Auntie Em!”
  • “There’s no place like home”
  • “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”
  • “Follow the yellow brick road”

 

Trivia

Judy Garland couldn’t stop giggling while filming the scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion. So the director, Victor Fleming, took her aside and slapped her. She returned to the set and filmed the scene in one take. KUDOS to Victor for that one! Munchkins earned $50 per week, while Toto bagged $125 per week.  L Frank Baum received $75,000 for the rights to his book.

Educational Content

Never trust creepers behind curtains, monkey’s are evil creatures and living on a farm in Kansas would SUCK!

Clip

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

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