One of my favorite movies of all times growing up is The Wizard of Oz, by far! That being said I was more than excited when I first found out about the newest movie based on both The Wizard of Oz movie and the novels by L. Frank Baum. I had originally planned on taking my oldest son to see it in theatres, but never got around to it so I looked forward to reviewing it with all three of my sons. And, to be honest I was excited to watch it too!
This fantasy adventure film takes you all the way back to 1905 in Kansas. Oscar "Oz" Diggs works in a traveling circus as a magician who later escapes in a air balloon after being chased by an angry man, Just in time, as a storm is quickly approaching! Before he knows it he is sucked up into the storm and ends up in no other than the great land of Oz!
And, I am sure you know whats coming next...a witch of course! When Oz ends of in the land of Oz, Theodora believes that he is there to fulfil the great prophesy and that he is capable of taking on the the wicked witch who had killed the king of Oz. As they head to Emerald City together, they get closer and Theodora ends up falling deeply in love with him and dreaming of some day becoming his queen. That is shortlived though, thanks toTheodora's sister - Evanora! Evenora quickly turns Theodora against Oz, which soon makes her turn into something you would never expect!
Oz is sent to destroy Glinda's wand, which will in return make him king of Oz. Along, the way he saves a delicate china doll who insists on coming along with him, after her family were killed by the wicked witch! Once he finally finds Glinda, everything changes, but will it be for the better? I'm not telling so you will just have to watch to find out!!!
This movie is not only a great watch for children but for teenagers and adults too. I know I myself grew up watching The Wizard of Oz in black and white so it was exciting to watch the new updated version. My children also enjoyed watching it! This movie is a must have for any DVD collection!
I also wanted to share this photo with you. One of my favorite characters just so happened to be the little china girl. The voice is spoken by Joey King.
STUDIO: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
RUN TIME: 130 Minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2013
*Disclaimer - I received the blu-ray combo pack mentioned above, free of charge, for review purposes. In no way did this alter my opinion of their products. All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*