History YMMV / TheWizardOfOz

29th May '17 2:10:16 PM MJTrooper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FirstInstallmentWins: Thanks to most adaptions being based on the first book only, you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.



* SequelDisplacement: Thanks to most adaptions been of the first book only you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.
20th Apr '17 9:36:24 PM Phys101
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "I'll get you my, pretty. And your little dog, too!"

to:

** "I'll get you my, pretty. you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!"



* MoralEventHorizon: The last evil act the Wicked Witch of the West does is insisting that she will kill all of Dorothy's friends (and her little dog too!) ''right in front of her'' before killing Dorothy herself. Her getting melted immediately after this disgusting bit of wickedness is very satisfying.

to:

* MoralEventHorizon: The last evil act the Wicked Witch of the West does is insisting that she that, "The last to go will kill all of Dorothy's friends (and see the first three go before her. And her mangy little dog too!) ''right in front of her'' before killing Dorothy herself. Her getting melted dog." The only one "her" can refer to is Dorothy, so she's the one with that [[SarcasmMode privilege]]. The Witch's liquidation immediately after this disgusting bit of wickedness is very satisfying.most satisfying -- in particular since it came directly from setting the Scarecrow on fire.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Movie fans are often surprised to learn that ''The Wizard of Oz'' is based on a book that was published in 1900 and the book had ''sequels'' published over the span of 50 years.

to:

* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
**
Movie fans are often surprised to learn that ''The Wizard of Oz'' is based on a book that was published in 1900 and the book had ''sequels'' published over the span of 50 years.



* ValuesDissonance: The film's message ("happiness is found only in your own back yard") doesn't exactly jibe with today's concept of ambition and "reaching for your dream". It did make more sense back in the Depression Era, though - largely out of necessity.
** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver.

to:

* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
**
The film's message ("happiness is found only in your own back yard") doesn't exactly jibe with today's concept of ambition and "reaching for your dream". It did make more sense back in the Depression Era, though - largely out of necessity.
** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.
20th Apr '17 11:54:08 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HellIsThatNoise: Miss Gulch's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4kiXh8YOzk iconic leitmotif]] contributes a lot to the NightmareFuel in Margaret Hamilton's performance. Something about the rollicking beat and the creepy warbling undertone just makes your hair stand on end.
25th Feb '17 6:41:24 PM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It can be argued that the moment the sepia-toned film transitions into color as Dorothy opens her door to the Land of Oz is one as well, as to have a movie in full-color in 1939 was very novel. Only [[TheJazzSinger 11 years prior]], movies only just started to feature ''sound'' for the first time.
20th Feb '17 9:46:26 AM Phys101
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock being used in the actual book." Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."

to:

** Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock "knock" being used in the actual book." book. Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels...""
** The voiced-over [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet "Wherefore art thou Romeo?"]] is spoken in its usual wrong way, misinterpreting the original.
20th Feb '17 9:33:07 AM Phys101
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen carrying a revolver.

to:

** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver.
15th Dec '16 11:48:45 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".

to:

* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".
15th Dec '16 11:47:20 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them, and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}).
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The Wizard of Oz came out.

to:

* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them, them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}).
Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The ''The Wizard of Oz Oz'' came out.
9th Dec '16 8:51:50 PM Angeldeb82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AssPull: Dorothy killing the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water, and her minions immediately going to Dorothy's side after the fact. Her weakness to it isn't even foreshadowed in the film, making it come off as a [[DeusExMachina extremely convienient way of defeating her.]]

to:

* AssPull: Dorothy killing the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water, and her minions immediately going to Dorothy's side after the fact. Her weakness to it isn't even foreshadowed in the film, making it come off as a [[DeusExMachina extremely convienient convenient way of defeating her.]]her]].



** "Ding Dong! (The Witch is Dead)" has pretty much become the standard song to play whenever someone hated dies (or when a hated politician is voted out of office/ends their term). Of course, it's starting to get a bit HarsherInHindsight when the song [[http://tiny.cc/rdoavw became No. 1 on the music charts]] in the wake of MargaretThatcher's death. People should NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, indeed.

to:

** "Ding Dong! (The Witch is Dead)" has pretty much become the standard song to play whenever someone hated dies (or when a hated politician is voted out of office/ends their term). Of course, it's starting to get a bit HarsherInHindsight when the song [[http://tiny.cc/rdoavw became No. 1 on the music charts]] in the wake of MargaretThatcher's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's death. People should NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, indeed.
29th Nov '16 7:36:27 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AssPull: Dorothy killing the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water, and her minions immediately going to Dorothy's side after the fact. Her weakness to it isn't even foreshadowed in the film, making it come off as a [[DeusExMachina extremely convienient way of defeating her.]]



* WhatAnIdiot: The Wicked Witch of the East flying in a tornado next to a house.

to:

* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
**
The Wicked Witch of the East flying in a tornado next to a house.house.
** How about The Wicked Witch of the West keeping a bucket of water sitting around her castle when [[TooDumbToLive even getting splashed by it will kill her]]?
This list shows the last 10 events of 149. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.TheWizardOfOz