DISNEY's Haunted Mansion!

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  1. todbnla

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    Saw the preview for this while seeing Pirates. I think this will be good too but not sure if it can do as well as Pirates has done? Also not sure about the Eddie Murphy lead part choice...?

    http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/...sion/main.html

    BTW-I don't think they have any other rides that a movie can be based on, do they?
     
  2. Josh Sieg

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    They filmed a few scenes from this movie a few houses down from my friend in California.
     
  3. Jan Strnad

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    The preview looks great!

    More movies? The only ride I can think of that isn't based on a movie is the Matterhorn.

    Jan
     
  4. george kaplan

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    Well, they could do movies of lots of their rides, although who knows if they'd be any good. [​IMG]

    Space Mountain
    Big Thunder Railroad
    The Jungle Cruise
    The Enchanted Tiki Room
    Alien Encounter
    It's A Small World

    etc.
     
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    Hey, they could make a movie about the Splash Mountain characters. [​IMG]
     
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    You know Disney is out of Ideas when they are basing movies on themerides.

    I wont see this and Eddie Murphy being in it dissuades me even more.

    Lets see they have done the Tea Cup movie or the Matterhorn movie. Theres always Space Mountain too.

    Disney needs to look at Pixar and see you can make a good movie not based on an old fairey tale or ride.
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Actually Mad Tea Cups is from Alice in Wonderland, and The Matterhorn basically came out concurrently with The Third Man on the Mountain.
     
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  10. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    Or movies based on video games.

    Come to think of it, why doesn't someone make a movie based on the Atari 2600 "Haunted House?"
     
  11. Jan Strnad

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    The basic idea behind making a movie based on just about anything...book, comic book, song, ride, video game, whatever...is that the movie is already pre-promoted by the original thing. The movie benefits from all of the original thing's exposures to the public.

    So, the content doesn't matter as much as a reasonable person might think. All that matters is, "Is it in the public consciousness?"

    Jan
     
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    I’ll attend hoping it’s as good as POTC. Why be bothered over the origins for any film, as long as it’s well-crafted entertainment.

    BUT.

    If they base one on: "It's A Small World” and I have to hear that song one more time I’ll shoot myself. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, while I more than likely will go to see this, I will be cautious at first to see if Eddie can pull this off.
     
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    Actually looks better than I thought it would. Might make for a DVD purchase.

    I liked the 3 hitch-hiking ghosts. Wonder if they'll put in the hidden Mickey from the ball-room dance scene that's in the ride.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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  18. george kaplan

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    The dearth of ideas! Next, someone will make a musical based on Romeo & Juliet and then someone will try to make a movie out of some second-rate play like Everyone Comes To Rick's, and then someone will take a Beatles song like Yellow Submarine and make it into a film, and someone will even try to make an animated version of some old fairy tale like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    Movies have always relied as much on existing source material as original screenplays, and the quality of the movie has a lot more to do with how well that material is turned into a film than anything else. The original inspiration is irrelevant.
     
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    If they can make all their ride movies as fun as PoTC, I say, bring 'em on! I doubt I will enjoy this as much though, for some reason.
     
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    The film design looks nice... but beyond that it looks like crap. I stay away from anything with Eddie Murphy (besides Shreck) these days. I'm so sick of his schtick! It was great to see his "funny" lines in the trailer get no laughs here in Seattle.
     

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