Thursday, September 19, 2013

MINI-REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience

The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland, Frank Morgan

G (2D Version)
PG (3D Version)

August 25, 1939 (ORIGINAL)
September 20, 2013 (IMAX 3D)

Victor Fleming

Warner Bros. Pictures

1 hour 41 minutes



To be incredibly honest here, I was never really a fan of "The Wizard of Oz."  It's not that I hated the film, it's just that it never really wowed me like how it's been wowing people for generations.  However, I had the feeling that, like "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the film would be better on the big screen rather than on a small TV.  Sure enough, the film was just that.  I fell in love with this movie all over again, and it felt to me personally like I was seeing it for the first time.  While there are some nitpicky things here and there, this film pretty much is as flawless as a kids movie can get.  Getting to the whole "IMAX 3D Experience," it was actually pretty good.  The film was shown in its original aspect ratio, which caused there to be black sections on the left and on the right on the screen, which was a little disappointing.  The 3D, however, was very good for an old movie.  While the 3D doesn't add anything, however, the film alone is worth going to see on the big screen.  If you haven't seen "The Wizard of Oz" recently, I highly suggest doing so.  It's a sweet, funny, and just overall amazing movie that still stands the test of time even in 2013. 

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