The Wizard of Oz

Posted: 13th March 2013 by Aaron Hagen in Uncategorized
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When I was little, I wasn’t able to watch “The Wizard of Oz.”

My parents wouldn’t allow it.

Now, don’t think I was a sheltered child, because I wasn’t. Or at least I don’t think I was.

But I could never watch “Oz.” Whenever I asked, my mother told me it was one reason:

The flying monkeys.

The story goes, when she was younger, she watched the movie and had nightmares. She was hoping to keep me from those night terrors.

And she succeeded. I went through my entire childhood without seeing the movie.

A few months ago, I was talking with some friends and telling them I hadn’t seen the movie.

Luckily, Corey Steve had the movie and let me borrow it.

I watched it. And I have to admit it, I was still a little scared of the monkeys.

But no nightmares.

Now, a new “Oz” movie has been released.

So last weekend I ventured to the movie with my girlfriend.

And I tell you what, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I thought James Franco was the perfect Oz. He played the part to perfection. Franco’s character, Oz, made a transformation throughout the movie. He was believable as a slimy con man, as well as the hero everyone wanted him to be.

I do have to admit, these flying monkeys were even scarier than their earlier counterparts.

While watching the movie, I was trying to figure out how it was all going to come together.

Amazingly, it did. They had all the normal characters, and added a little flair to the story as well.

While it was a prequel to the original movie, I sense another installment coming sometime very soon.

I would recommend seeing the movie. It was well worth the time and money.