-Marin Independent Journal's Rick Polito - synopsis for The Wizard of Oz.
I stumbled across this delightful list of "uncomfortable plot summaries" of various movies and tv shows (spoiler warning obviously). Here are some highlights:
BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: Amoral narcissist makes world dance for his amusement.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Peasant girl develops Stockholm Syndrome.
ROBIN HOOD: Disgruntled veteran protests taxes.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: American yahoo murders soldiers and desecrates religious artifacts for money.
FIREFLY: In an analogue of the post-Civil War west, a white man on the losing side bosses around a black woman.
V FOR VENDETTA: Dystopian government overthrown by faceless conformity.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE - Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.
STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
W.: Unspeakable disaster afflicts America. Then terrorists attack.
GROUNDHOG DAY: Misanthropic creep exploits space/time anomaly to stalk coworker.
ALIENS: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications.
TERMINATOR: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications.
TITANIC: Crazy old widow disregards lifelong memories of husband, children, and grandchildren in favor of that one time she fucked a bum.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Mel Gibson fulfills fantasy of showing a Jew beaten to a bloody pulp and killed on-screen.
THE GOLDEN COMPASS: Critique of Catholicism upstaged by polar bear fight.
LORD OF THE RINGS: Midget destroys stolen property.