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    welcome foolish mortals

    i personally loved how they did this movie and how they added so much of the attraction into the movie that it was almost like it answerred some unknown quetions about the ride, now the ride has so much more depth to it and i wish pirates had more tie ins to the ride (but im glad they showed the dog in the jail sequence)
    i really thoght this movie was awesome, not to mention i jumped a couple of times (i dont see scary movies awesome so when i saw this i was freaked about how scary it was) but i think they did an honorable job converting the ride into movie form

    what are your thoghts?

  • #2
    Just please no Eddie Murphy overlays in the attraction.
    As nice as the other parks are, we must always remember that it all began at Disneyland. Disneyland should be the crown jewel in the Disney crown.

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    • #3
      I LOVED the movie!! I thought it was very creative, and the tie-ins and connections with the ride were fun to spot out. I really liked it
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      • #4
        meh. Not a good movie. And Eddie Murphy was in it.

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        • #5
          I liked the ride tie in's
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          that's it, I really did not like the movie.....
          procrastibating

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          • #6
            I liked the movie...didn't love it, just liked it. Still, I bought it on DVD mostly because HM is my favorite attraction.

            I'm not a big Eddie Murphy fan (didn't like him in Mulan, either), and I thought Jennifer Tilly wasn't the best choice (not old enough, not creepy enough).

            But it was a good movie. I think a sequel (or prequel) might be fun. Just no Eddie or Jennifer, please.
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            Just because it's gone doesn't mean I changed my mind! :cwink:

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            • #7
              I know that my opinion is probably in the minority, but I love this movie; especially the "prologue" part that plays over the opening credits. It has a couple of plot holes, but somehow I don't mind. It's a great homage to my favorite attraction.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CrazyDreamer
                I know that my opinion is probably in the minority, but I love this movie; especially the "prologue" part that plays over the opening credits. It has a couple of plot holes, but somehow I don't mind. It's a great homage to my favorite attraction.
                The Prologue is my favorite part of the movie. The music during this sequence is excellent. I enjoyed the movie as a whole because I'm such a HM fan but I thought that they could have taken the movie in an entirely different direction that would have satisfied HM fans and non-fans alike...
                Do you remember your imagination?
                When Neverland was your destination.
                Your magical adventure isn't over yet,
                Just hold on tight and don't forget...

                -Remember When, Theme of Disneyland's 50th

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                • #9
                  I think it is cute movie. No masterpiece- just cute, fun, entertaining. My 3 yr old loves it. When he says he wants to watch the "scary movie" I know exactly what he is talking about.

                  My mom told me that when the HM first opened that the story was much more obvious during the ride. But I didn't ask details about it. Does anyone else remember the ride way back when and if that is true?
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                  • #10
                    I thought the art direction on the film was first rate. Too bad it wasn't a better film.
                    "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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                    • #11
                      The Haunted Mansion

                      Originally posted by TinkPink
                      My mom told me that when the HM first opened that the story was much more obvious during the ride. But I didn't ask details about it. Does anyone else remember the ride way back when and if that is true?
                      The ride really hasn't changed much over the years. The Haunted Mansion wasn't a ride to be driven on plot, but rather to show off several frightening (and funny) scenes and illusions that make up their own stories, so to speak. There was never really a story behind the Mansion. That came along over the years as castmembers passed down the stories of the bride in the attic. Much of the focus of Master Gracey, whose portrait hangs in WDW's foyer and now (replacing April-December) in the hallway of changing portraits at DL, came from WDW castmembers. So there really never was a storyline in the Mansion ever, and it has changed very little since its opening day in 1969.

                      As for the film version, I liked the art direction, the score (WHY DIDNT IT COME OUT ON CD!), and the ride references. The plot was "interesting". There were so many other possibilities for a film based on the Mansion, but the ride references are what makes it worth watching.

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                      • #12
                        interesting theroy

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                        • #13
                          I liked it, except the horrible end credits with Nelly in it. Some of the DVD-rom features were good.

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                          • #14
                            Such an awful movie and a disappointment. Plus, why oh why did they have to use Eddie Murphy?

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                            • #15
                              ehhh.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Tom Chaney
                                ehhh.
                                haha! Well, it's a good fix for me when i'm having serious and I do mean serious withdrawls.

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                                • #17
                                  It's funny. I was amazed, underwhelmed, awed, let down, excited, bored.... all at the same time.

                                  The sets were amazing. I wanted to step intothat time period and as plausible as possible, and with real laughs coming from funny moments played straight. Jack's rum lament on the island is infinitely funnier than any of the force-fed, lame yuks in Mansion.

                                  Overall, it's two movies in one. The grand and delightfully entertaining film that could have been, and the clunky stinker full of unfunny punch lines and hacks that was.

                                  Foolish mortal producers....

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                                  • #18
                                    Eddie Murphy collected his mega paycheck and went home.

                                    Meg Tilley collected her mega paycheck and went home.

                                    The supporting and background players collected their "paychecks" (and all the pastries they could swipe from craft services) and went home.

                                    The studio collected a bunch of profit and went home.

                                    The audience members paid $7.50 to get in, $6.00 for popcorn, $2.50 for a Coke, and $1.75 for some Junior Mints... said, "ehhhh!?"

                                    ...went to Blockbuster

                                    ... then went home.

                                    :botox:
                                    "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
                                    -Art Linkletter July 17, 2005-


                                    When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Jazzman
                                      It's funny. I was amazed, underwhelmed, awed, let down, excited, bored.... all at the same time.

                                      The sets were amazing. I wanted to step intothat time period and as plausible as possible, and with real laughs coming from funny moments played straight. Jack's rum lament on the island is infinitely funnier than any of the force-fed, lame yuks in Mansion.

                                      Overall, it's two movies in one. The grand and delightfully entertaining film that could have been, and the clunky stinker full of unfunny punch lines and hacks that was.

                                      Foolish mortal producers....
                                      the mansion was a bit of a hard thing to do in and of itself in that it's location and everything was already set

                                      I do think that unlocking the mansions mysteries could've been done better

                                      the movie also might have been funner if they really went with a teenagers or kids in the mansion feel rather then a guy reconnecting with his family

                                      the background was really the movies only good spot so I always just shake my head at people who watch it and have never been on the ride because without the ride this movie is nothing

                                      but if you know the ride well the movies only good spot is that you can really poke at all the detail and realize how much of it was taken

                                      but the plot itself was just bleh

                                      I also wished they'd made the ballroom more haunted then they did they stuffed too many of the ghosts into the graveyard

                                      oh well there's too much to the movie about what might have been

                                      I did love the sets and the references were more prominant then Pirates references were
                                      "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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