The Wizard of Oz
- Victor Fleming
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Saturday, December 22, 2001
After an attempt to leave her home, having her dog Toto as her only companion, she finds herself stuck inside a tornado, which takes her and Toto into the magic land she dreamed about.
Once there, Dorothy meets all kinds of fantastic characters, including witches (both good and evil), munchkins, winged monkeys, etc. Above all of those is a famous Wizard (Frank Morgan), who can probably help her to get back to Kansas. In her way to the Wizard's home, she meets a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) who wants a brain, a Tin Woodman (Jack Haley) who wants a heart, and a Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. Together, all five (Toto included) live adventures beyond any expectation.
The best moments belong to Bolger and Lahr, but the whole cast is great. Judy Garland is a marvel as Dorothy.
Gorgeous, amazing American classic, adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum, is a mesmerizing triumph in many aspects. It is one of the few movies that can be seen a million times without tiring the viewer, plus it inspires an unlimited universe through its magic, though it’s mostly filmed inside a set, whose walls are visible.
Unforgettable songs, including “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re off to see the Wizard,” make the trip even more enjoyable.
This is probably the film I have enjoyed the most in my life. What about you?
“There’s no place like home!”
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