The Wizard of Oz Reviews
Spectacular for the era in which it was made, and it actually aged pretty well too. It's not perfect, having a few things that it never bothers to answer (for instance, what exactly is the Tin Man supposed to be? An automaton? And what about the woman who wants to put Toto down?), and it's obvious that they're trying to stretch the run time sometimes (e.g. all the singing by the Munchkins) but those are minor things and it's actually still enjoyable, and surprisingly not-cheesy, in fact not at all painful in any way really.
Moreover, it was actually pretty clever, even if a bit simple. And even if it's not the best thing ever made, the status of a classic is well-earned for all of these reasons.
I don't think I can say anything that anyone else hasn't said before, you all know the drill, blah blah classic blah blah watch it if you're a film buff.
It is incredible that the special effects are still as effective today as they were back in 1939, despite the age of this masterpiece. My young children enjoyed this film just as much as I have over the years.
I'm glad Hollywood has not bastardized this film with a "reboot" - yet. The world does not need another horrible Tim Burton remake of a classic novel and/or film, as the modern treatment of Alice In Wonderland has demonstrated.
Whoever is the 1 "professional" critic that posted a negative review of this film is a complete fool. They should be banned from this website and is certainly no professional from my perspective.