The Wizard of Oz was originally written by L. Frank Baum. It has become a classic children’s book which is loved by adults and children alike.
This book is about a girl called Dorothy who was out of her home when there was a tornado. She hits her head and falls into a dream that sends her to the magical land of Oz. There, she meets Glinda [a good witch] and the Munchkins. After she had a bit of fun, she realises she needs to go home. So Dorothy goes on a quest to find the great Wizard of Oz. To get to her home, Kansas, she must seek his help.
I think it’s good movie and it has a very imaginative storyline. If there was more to it, the story would probably be a bit too much and spoil the story. In the movie, the first scene is in black and white. All the rest is in colour. This is a good effect because it shows reality and dream.
The most famous song in this movie is ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. Dorothy sings it when she is feeling down and wants something a bit exciting in her life. The animals/men she meets have songs as well.
‘If I had a brain’, ‘If I had the nerve’ and ‘If I had a heart’ are some songs that the Tin man, The Scarecrow and The Lion sing about what they want from the Wizard of Oz. People like these songs because they have movement and a bright atmosphere.
I can’t really pick out a big negative because overall it’s a good story and is possibly perfect as it has actions, sadness and excitement all in one! My rating is 9/10.
Thank you for reading this and that’s the end of my review.
Blog by Maryam
PS: We performed the story in our Year 6 Leavers School Performance and I was the evil witch (Wicked Witch of the West)