Watch Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
- 1 hr 41 min
"Dorothy and the Witches of Oz" is a 2011 modern-day adaptation of the beloved classic story, "The Wizard of Oz." Directed by Leigh Scott, the film stars Paulie Rojas as Dorothy Gale, a successful author who discovers that her books are actually records of her real-life experiences in the magical land of Oz. The movie also features Eliza Swenson as the Wicked Witch of the West, Billy Boyd as Nick Chopper/The Tin Man, and Sean Astin as Frack, one of Dorothy's friends.
The movie begins with Dorothy attending a book signing event for her latest novel, "The Witches of Oz," which tells the story of her adventures in Oz. During the event, she is introduced to Billie Westbrook (played by Mia Sara), a powerful Hollywood producer who wants to adapt her book into a movie. However, Dorothy soon realizes that her books were not just a figment of her imagination, but real events that occurred in Oz.
Dorothy is then reunited with some of her old friends from Oz, including Nick Chopper, the Tin Man, and Wiser the Owl (played by Lance Henriksen) who explain to her that the land of Oz is in peril. The current ruler, the Scarecrow, has been overthrown by an evil sorceress named the Wicked Witch of the West, who has allied herself with the powerful Nome King (played by Christopher Lloyd). Together, they plan to conquer and destroy Oz.
Dorothy and her friends then embark on a dangerous journey to save Oz from the clutches of the wicked witch. Along the way, they encounter new allies, such as the cute and mischievous China Doll (played by Sasha Jackson) and the enigmatic Queen of the Field Mice (played by Eliza Swenson). They also face formidable foes, including the evil Warlord (played by Jeffrey Combs) and his army of pumpkin-headed soldiers.
Despite the challenges they face, Dorothy and her friends remain determined to save Oz and stop the wicked witch's evil plans. Along the way, they also discover the true meaning of friendship, courage, and love.
One of the strengths of "Dorothy and the Witches of Oz" is its impressive cast. Paulie Rojas delivers a compelling performance as Dorothy, capturing the character's intelligence, bravery, and charm. Eliza Swenson shines as the Wicked Witch of the West, infusing her character with a perfect blend of menace and seductiveness. Billy Boyd also impresses as Nick Chopper, bringing a sense of humanity and vulnerability to the iconic character.
The movie also benefits from its stunning visual effects, which bring the magical world of Oz to life in vivid detail. From the breathtaking landscapes to the intricate character designs, everything in the movie feels like it was lifted straight out of a storybook.
Despite its many strengths, "Dorothy and the Witches of Oz" does have some minor flaws. Some of the special effects, while impressive, can be a bit inconsistent at times, and some of the supporting characters aren't given enough screen time to fully flesh out their personalities.
Overall though, "Dorothy and the Witches of Oz" is an enjoyable and entertaining movie. It manages to pay homage to the classic story while also bringing its own unique twist to the tale. Whether you're a longtime fan of "The Wizard of Oz" or just looking for a fun and magical adventure, this movie is definitely worth checking out.