Disney has unleashed a series of new movies of the old favorites. Some may have seen them already, but it is recommended to go to the theaters to see these on the big screen. The 3D effects are worth the extra price tag, if one doesn't miind ducking the arrows or other items directed straight at the audience.
The tow most recent ones were OZ the great and Jack the Giant Slayer. These are not retakes on teh originals but newer versions of the stories.
For instance, Dotorthy and Toto are only forshadows in Oz the land where this lackless magician arrives from Kansas in a hot air ballon during a toronado. He finds himself in a colorful world of fantasy far from his black and white world on the prairie. He fights witches and receives romance at last after having fled from a normal life back at home. This is the prequel to the Wizard of Oz my mother went to see as a child.
Jack is also the full story of the fairy tale all have grown up hearing about. He is a real person not an imaginary one. He deals with the real world of the middle ages with the plague having taken his parents and an unsupportive uncle he is stealing everything he can because he feels it is his right for having to raise a child that is not his own. On the other side is a princess being sold by her father to a evil man who expects to rule the land once the King is dead, they encounter giants and overcome adversity as all good fairy tales encourage their readers of a positive outcome.
These stories are good examples of how much the movie industry has advanced in its protrayal of animation and humans into unbelievable stories otherwise not able to be seen but only imagined. Readers of the old favorites or fables will enjoy these newer versions and appreciate the amount of effort the rest of the crew does while the actors enjoy the limelight. The characters are worth the attention given to them by the actors and the enjoyment factor of seeing these with your grandchildren is worth the cost of the popcorn which used to be free when theaters first opened thier doors to viewers of this magical world of make believe on a screen.