147 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Falling asleep in the Poppy field,a little opium reference here

Falling asleep in the Poppy field,a little opium reference here

The Wizard of Oz is about a girl who gets a concussion when a window hits her on the head and trips out and has a crazy dream.A dream that lasts about an hour and a half long and seems to contain about a dozen songs.I think i said before that i disliked musicals but i’ll make an exception for this one and say that i fucking hate musicals.Songs aside for a second,the plot is pretty original and has spawned 2 or 3 spin offs (The Wiz for one).Visually it looks really good, the colours,large set pieces and well painted and enhanced back drops.There’s also a massive cast:the munchkins,flying apes,guards and a few other bucks.This is one for the kids,turn it on,give them a bowl of corn flakes and then fuck off for 1 hour 41 minutes.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    4.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  I STRUGGLED WITH THIS ONE.

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