Can you imagine living in a world where rainbows shine around every corner, there are miles and miles of
deadly gorgeous poppies, little people pop out on queue to sing songs about candy and inanimate objects miraculously come to life? Me neither. But it sounds familiar, right? Of course it does and unless you’ve lived under a rock all your life, you know I am talking about the land of Oz .
I know I am going to catch a ton of flack for this, but I hate this movie with a passion. Well actually, at first I thought it was a great movie – during the first five minutes. You know, when it was in black and white! Then Dorothy and Toto get swept up by a tornado and landed in some weirdo acid trip – instead of a nearby farm in Kansas. You know, like what would have happened in real life.
So Dorothy finds herself in this creeptastic place and ends up befriending her cleverly disguised farmhands (the scarecrow, lion and tin man) all of whom are all missing integral body parts or personality traits. Why am I always the only person that seems to recognize that this is weird? Really - it is. Then she has to dodge a hideous witch that keeps threatening to kill her and her little dog, too. Oh, and let us not forget these gruesome, kidnapping little flying monkeys - and if they don’t creep you out….
Then a melting witch surely would, right?
And please don’t even get me started on the Lollipop Guild creepfest.
This movie is filled with disturbing images and frankly, what were they trying to do to little kids with a movie like that? It traumatized me for life and I will never, ever, ever let my kids watch that horror show.
Ok, I’m ready – let me have it.