In 1998, writer Rick Polito summed up the plot of Wizard of Oz for a TV magazine using a bit of a different angle on the classic movie:
«Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets, then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.»
14 years later, that synopsis made it’s round on the web and went viral thanks to someone posting it on reddit in 2012. It became so popular that Polito thought it would “follow him to the grave“. He might actually be right – then the meme just came back on Twitter and is more popular than ever. Just that know everybody is contributing their own quirky synopses at the rate of more than 200’000 tweets per day.
Here are some of my favourites, curated for your pleasure:
— LOTR Reactions (@LOTRReactss) September 6, 2014
Man has his family killed, his son abducted and tries to rescue him with a woman with memory deficiency as his ally. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly
— Christian Heilmann (@codepo8) September 6, 2014
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 6, 2014
— Alexia Tsotsis (@alexia) September 7, 2014
#explainafilmplotbadly lady tells grandkids that a random shag meant more than their grandfather, then chucks a blue stone in the sea.
— Max Rogers (@max_rogers) September 6, 2014
— Mark Winslow (@WinstonUK) September 7, 2014
— Ryan Condal (@WrathOfCondal) September 6, 2014
— Alex Bensen (@AlexcBensen) September 7, 2014
— Dave Moore (@DJPMoore) September 7, 2014
Want to see more? Explore the meme on twitter.