You thought Movies based on Video Games were a dumb idea?

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    How about movies based on specific amusement park rides?
    First there was the yawnfest Mission to Mars, which was (to some noticable degree) based on a Disney exhibit from the mid-80's. This summer sees the release of Disney's The Country Bears, a film based on the popular Disney World attraction. Now it seems that Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to headline a movie based on the famous Haunted Mansion ride - with Rob Minkoff (Stuart Little) at the helm. There will inevitably be a Pirates of the Carribean flick - I'll bet on it.
    It's rare to see such rampant commercialism at work. Soon you'll be buying your kids the Playstation games based on the movie, which was based on a 17-ton piece of spinning machinery and molded powder-blue plastic.
    Product: The Movie
    --Or maybe I'm just a heartless and cynical bastard...
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Personally I'd love to see a full 3-D with included glasses DVD release of Captain Eo. The 3-D effect blew me away at Epcot
     
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    I want a movie based on the lives of the people displayed in the Best Buy flyers! Just like in that Onion story.
     
  4. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

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    I think a Pirates movie is already rolling along. I've read a couple different mentions of it at Cinescape. I think they even mentioned that Bruckheimer was attached, but dont quote me on that...

    JQ
     
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    I saw the trailer for The Country Bears when I went to see Ice Age and I must say it looks to be the worst film featuring people in bear suits EVER!

    -Tom
     
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    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the trailer for The Country Bears. When I told someone about it, he didn't believe I was serious. That looks absolutely awful.
     
  7. Graham Michael

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    Captain E-O is a brilliant idea. I wept... WEPT when I returned to EPCOT and found a twisted hulk of broken lies and maligned sorrows where E-O used to be. The Disney staff even offered me a Durazac.

    For the love of God, give us E-O!
     
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    A movie based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride? Where's the tension in that? Surely everyone knows...
     
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    This reminds me of the Mr. Show episode "Coupon: The Movie"
     
  10. Seth Paxton

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    Chris just beat me to it.

    If any of you haven't seen that episode of Mr. Show, the relevence to this thread is uncanny...and it's a freakin hilarious sketch too.
     
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    Long live Captain E-O! This was the most impressive thing that I saw when I went to Disney for the first time.

    When I finally returned, it was gone and Honey I shrunk the audience was in it's place. Oh for SHAME!!
     

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