So, my fiance Stef made me watch "The Wizard of Oz". Now I really don't like this movie. It pulls too many punches, and the cowardly lion in the movie bothers me, as does the Wicked Witch of the West. I mean, she never really shows the evil reputation the precedes her wherever her name is heard. I mean, she doesn't even lock Dorothy up in a dungeon, just leaves her in the castle, with no guard. Plus, who leaves the one thing that could destroy her out in the open, just laying around for anyone to use. I mean, obviously her minions weren't huge fans of her, They could have used it anytime to off her. Anywa, Im getting off track.
I don't like the movie, but I really like the idea of the Wizard of Oz. I mean it has all the elements to make a really good fantasy movie/TV show. Now I've never read the book, so I wont make a judgement on that. But as for the movie, well, they could have made the Witch far more evil, and their quest a little more hard and strenuous than it actually was. I mean, sure, being away from home made her sort of appreciate her family, but c'mon, definitely not enough to make me believe that she'd be willing to go on a such a quest to get home. The ending just has no impact. It's not a fun movie. It's boring.
So, I thought about the moive, and thought it'd be fun to sketch out my own idea of some of the characters. I may do more. I kept thinking of how the movie could have been better to. I may write those down, just to get them out of my head. Anyway, enough ranting and complaining about a movie where everyone involved is pretty much dead or near death.