I’m not usually the type to head out on opening night to see a flick. In fact I rarely see movies in the theater at all. But this one has me ridiculously excited and here’s why:
First, the soundtrack. It’s by my one of my all time favourite composers, Danny Elfman. Almost reason enough to line up right there.
Secondly, the China Girl character. Let me explain… If you haven’t read The Wizard of Oz recently you may not remember, but near the end of the book, after the Wizard takes off in the hot air balloon, Dorothy and her friends visit “The Dainty China Country”, where fragile porcelain knickknacks live out animated lives. It’s something that was never mentioned in the 1939 musical. And this is why the inclusion of the China Girl as a character has me excited. It leaves me hopeful that this movie will be true to the spirit of the original Oz books, which, as you all know, I’m crazy about.
Because of a previous commitment I can’t make it out to opening night, but I am most definitely going to see this film this weekend. I’m curious if anyone else is as excited about this flick as I am? Are you making plans to catch it in the theatre?