Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Not sure how to feel about this...
Ahead of the film's 75th anniversary, Warner Brothers is bringing The Wizard of Oz to IMAX 3D.
And while I relish the idea of seeing the movie on the big screen for the first time (first time for me, that is), I worry about how much tinkering will be required to make it IMAX-friendly and in 3D.
If the original film is dated, it's charmingly dated. Like reading your grandmother's favorite picture book; the story is the same, and the art may be old-fashioned, but it's still beautiful. It's classic. And as Oz the Great and Powerful showed us, 3-D technicolor doesn't make a film good. The question is, can it make a great film better? Should it even try?