Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Haunted Mansion
Yow. This pretty much stunk. I'm not sure who it was for -- it was too boring and convoluted a story for kids, and too trivial and juvenile for adults. And there were a ton of people involved in it who should have known better. I mean, it was cool to see so much of it as a love note to the Disney ride, but still. Emma, age 8, put it best: about an hour into the movie, Eddie Murphy is attacked by a horde of rotting undead, and Emma says, "Okay, now this is what I was hoping to see! Not all that blah blah blah!" Doesn't tarnish the ride any though, since it will be forgotten so quickly.