Went to the the Bay Theatre to see the new Oz movie. Oh, dear. Disney's pre-production flying monkeys should have spent more time scouring Hollywood for some better screen writers, which is odd since given the material, you'd think they'd have been in need of an editor to cut things out, not be in desperate need of putting stuff in to keep the audience from falling asleep on the yellow brick road while creeping along listening to hours of boring, gruel-thin, repetitive, banal dialogue. Luckily, in the last 1/2 hour the director managed to pull together several clever elements so at least it ended with a bang, but on the whole I should have stayed in Kansas.
On the upside, having now had a 2-hour preview of Disneyland's new Oz ride, I won't have to go to
Anaheim to see Disneyland's newest Oz ride. Been there, done
that. At the Bay Theatre. With popcorn.