When, after reading the first page of a book, you squeal, “I am gonna love this!” you know… you’re probably going to love it. I know I’m sort of pulling up in the caboose of Wicked’s fan club—I’ve heard quite a bit about the musical. However, from what I’ve read, it’s quite different from the book—and the book was spectacular.
Modern day movies seem to be bent on giving villains—as well as heroes—more depth. Gone are the days where there is absolute evil, absolute good, and a thick, darkened line of graphite in between. Today’s characters are multidimensional, with histories, love stories, and both redeeming as well as repugnant characteristics. Gregory Maguire seemed to have this in mind when he crafted the amazing Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.