What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wizard of Oz 3D, The Experience is a full, narrated version of L. Frank Baum's classic story with frequent violence. The 3-D illustrations can be rotated and viewed from multiple angles, but there are no 3-D glasses or complex animations. In the story, a young girl is transported by a cyclone to the magical land of Oz, where animals speak and there is a battle of good vs. evil. The girl befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Lion, and together they have adventures, show loyalty to each other and kindness to others, and successfully (though accidentally) kill a wicked witch. Through irony the story teaches people to recognize their inner strengths. Violent and scary scenes are common, but the illustrations are not graphic.
Is it any good?
WIZARD OF OZ 3D, THE EXPERIENCE has a lovely presentation of this classic story. The narration is well done, particularly the different characters' voices. The experience is less 3-D than suggested by the title, but the few illustrations in each chapter are engaging and neat to view from different angles. The book-like appearance of the pages and the options to increase the text size are also nice features. However, if you're switching between narration and reading yourself, the glitches are just frequent enough to annoy.