|Rene Magritte - Tin Woodman of Oz|
Thinking about this classic movie and story got me wondering about one thing. Possible plot holes. Did anyone else wonder why the Eagles did not cut The Lord of the Rings short by just carrying Frodo and the Ring quickly from the Shire to Mordor? Yeah, it is sort of like that.
One could imagine someone like the Oscar Diggs (as he is called in the recent movie) being able to bamboozle a primitive human civilization and become a dictator of it by using a large metal head and some electric lights. But what of Oz? Even in the first book it is a wonderland of magic little civilizations, animated trees, talking dolls, flying witches and monkeys and the like. An environment where a guy with a balloon, and a few electricity-related tricks would really not stand out at all as anything remarkable, and shouldn't have any bit of any sort of impact. Perhaps the new movie explains this better.