Remember seeing the Wizard of Oz as a kid? Boy, some scenes seemed so scary back then. Isn’t it funny how at different times and ages in your life you see different things in a movie? Let’s explore:
Scene: Aunt Em’s house flies up into the tornado heading for Oz
5 Year Old Child: It was scary; the house was spinning and I was afraid for Dorothy.
17 Year Old Teenager: What lame special effects! They should have had like some cool CGI and a kick butt soundtrack.
35 Year Old Adult: Wow, is that vintage crown molding on that? Check out the inlays; that craftwork costs a fortune now.
42 Year Old Adult: Man; they should have sold that farm when the market was up. I don’t even want THINK about the repairs. What will HOA say about this?
77 Year Old Adult: I hope she doesn’t break a hip when that thing lands. I broke mine and boy, let me tell you all about the pain I’ve been in ever since. And the medication! Why that doctor….
Scene: Dorothy meets all the Munchkins in Munchkin land
5 Year Old Child: Wow, look at those funny Munchkins. I wish I could live there with them.
17 Year Old Teenager: Hey, they’re all little midget people. Dorothy should try some Munchkin bowling; I played elf bowling and it was hilarious.
35 Year Old Adult: OMG; they must have hired every little person available to make this movie. I wonder if they get paid half the salary of the rest of the cast?
42 Year Old Adult: Which country is dwarf juggling legal? Or was that cat juggling? My co-workers sent me an email joke on it, I just can’t seem to remember now.
77 Year Old Adult: Why when I was a kid, everyone was small. It’s all these damn chemicals and genetics that are making everyone too damn tall if you ask me.
Scene: Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow and Tin Man are walking through the forest
5 Year Old Child: It’s so scary. What if they meet a lion or tiger or bear?
17 Year Old Teenager: Man, a game of paint ball would be so sweet there. Look at all the places you could hide. And the cops couldn’t even get in there; there’s no auto access at all; only that yellow brick road. Awesome!
35 Year Old Adult: Who cleans the yellow brick road? I mean, there’s no litter or debris on it ever. They really ought to expand the road into a full double lane going each way though. This will never support long term growth.
42 Year Old Adult: Wasn’t that the same kind of wood we had our deck done in last year? Man, those trees are worth a fortune. Think of how many homes I could develop and build with that property!
77 Year Old Adult: Yep, that looked just like the outskirts of the city just before they built all those trailer courts and sub-developments. Boy those were the days…
Scene: Flying monkeys descend upon them and take Dorothy and Toto away
5 Year Old Child: They’re so scary. Run Dorothy, run.
17 Year Old Teenager: I wonder if those are anal butt-dwelling monkeys?
35 Year Old Adult: Gad… I bet they’re awful pets. I wouldn’t want to be cleaning monkey crap all day.
42 Year Old Adult: You know I swear Scarecrow has more hay stuffed in him now then he did before they tore him apart. How can that be?
77 Year Old Adult: Remember that monkey that Ronald Reagan starred with, what was that damn monkey’s name? I want nothing to do with monkeys, they’re a damn nuisance.
Scene: Dorothy is trapped with the hourglass and running out of sand
5 Year Old Child: Oh no, I can’t watch. That wicked witch! Poor Dorothy…
17 Year Old Teenager: I wonder how she’s going to kill her? Do you think there will be any blood? Maybe Dorothy will come back from the dead to haunt her or something. Cool…
35 Year Old Adult: You know; an hourglass really isn’t a very accurate method of measuring time. She should synch up with the latest in nuclear time measurement methods.
42 Year Old Adult: Yep, that’s the trouble; always accountable and a slave to time. And then you die! How fitting is that?
77 Year Old Adult: God I used to love that soap opera…”Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”