The Wizard of Oz was on television recently. It's a good movie, but I've always had a few issues with it. Why did they decide to make the whole thing just a dream? Why does the Wicked Witch have water easily accessible in her Fortress of Doom? Why does water make the witch melt, anyway? That's sort of random.
And the Munchkins. What is with the scene where they all fall over and pretend to be dead? Did they really think that would fool the witch? Why didn't they just throw a water bottle at her or something?
And Glinda. She goes around, pretending to be the Good Witch, when she's really an evil manipulator who out-and-out lies to Dorothy about the red ruby slippers, just so Dorothy can go on a quest to kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Why doesn't anybody get mad at Glinda, or call her out on the fact that she was lying about the shoes all along? I mean, thanks to Glinda's lies, Dorothy and our heroes almost got killed a bunch of times! Sure, she saved them in the poppy field by making it snow, but still. She just sat by and did nothing while our heroes went into dangerous situation after dangerous situation. Where was she when the flying monkeys attacked?
And really, why did snow save our heroes from the poppyfield? Is it magic snow, or is it somehow impossible to sleep when it's snowing outside?
And another thing. Those ruby red slippers that Dorothy wears...don't really look like slippers. They're dress shoes, not shoes you wear with your pajamas.
Woah.. I went a little overboard there.
Anyway, the question that I wanted to ask is this. In the movie, are you supposed to realize that the Guardian of the Gates is the Wizard of Oz in disguise? I think they're supposed to be two completely different characters, even though the same actor plays them both.