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Because Nobody Demanded it: The Wizard of Oz in Imax 3D

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Unlike many of my peers, I like 3D Imax. I do not, however, like it on moves that weren’t meant for it. I swear, if I find out Sam Raimi is behind this, I will make a grandiose claim never to watch any more Evil Dead movies, then totally go back on it later. That, and I’ll complain about some metaphorical nonconsensual sex act forced upon my youth. Hey, I’m honest in my Nerd Rages.

But really – are WB seriously thinking there’s a market out there for The Wizard of Oz: An Imax 3D Experience? I can see that, possibly, if somebody were doing a remake, or re-adaptation of the book. But the original?

At last! See every clogged pore on Jack Haley’s face! Wonder if you’re allowed to call the Munchkins little people any more when they’re ginormous on the screen! See if you can spot a zipper on the Cowardly Lion! Margaret Hamilton’s nose will come right out at you!

I’m just not feeling it. You?

Anyone suspect that whoever greenlit this is planning to sneak in an iPod with “Dark Side of the Moon” on it, along with some “special” snacks?

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist