Milez Das’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watching a classic movie and loved by all is a very different experience altogether. You have expectations from it, though you may love it or hate it...It sure is a great experience to watch them.
The Wizard of Oz is about Dorothy, who loves her dog Toto very much, but for biting Miss Gulch, the dog has to be sent away... Getting really upset upon this news Dorothy, also Toto coming back to her and fearing Gulch would take the dog away again she decides to run from her home. But she decides to return when she meets Professor Marvel. But a twister strikes and she lands in the Land of Oz... thus begins her journey full of adventure, friendship and courage.
When I look at this movie, I see why Hollywood is light years ahead of many other film industries in the world especially mine, It is so wondrous and striking to see a world imagine like this and even creating it, when there was no green screen or someone behind a computer doing their tricks.
The Wizard of Oz is the definition of a perfect classic movie. It is has heart, tunes you can hum and a story you can tell your children at bedtime.
One of the thing I loved about this movie were the characters, mostly Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man. But I was also frightened of The Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is someone who is just getting mostly everywhere because of Toto.
I loved the use of Monochrome and Technicolor for the two worlds. It worked so perfectly.
And...Why am I so late to watch something as great as this?