• . If this isn't an upcoming Disney theme park ride, I'll crumble my dog biscuits! The canine characters include Dipstick, the son of 101's Pongo and Perdy, and Dottie with their pups: Domino, Little Dipper and Oddball, who has all-white fur, no spots

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  • . Contents Production When production for the film was first announced in early, movie fans and critics were skeptical of its chances of being a success; the concept of Disney basing a movie upon one of its own theme-park rides seemed to many a crass marketing ploy
  • . However, the poor reception received by other films based upon Disney theme-park attractions ( , ) suggests that the success of Pirates of the Caribbean is merely an exception to the rule or, perhaps, that each film is only as good as its makers
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  • . Universal Studios have been combining action/adventure movies with theme park rides for over two decades (E.T., Jurassic Park, Jaws, and Back to the Future to name a few) only in reverse order-first the film, then the ride
  • . Let us just say that Pirates of the Caribbean has all the plot of an amusement park ride and leave it at that

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  • . Plot: Loosely inspired by the time-honored Disney theme-park ride, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL is a swashbuckling high-seas tale directed by Gore Verbinski
  • . Laforest (Montreal Film Journal) It is as thrilling as a good theme park ride, with a coherent narrative that smartly juggles a full continuum of heroes and villains, comedy that seems oblivious to gratuity, and great star power from its two leading men, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp


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  • . Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom Rated 3 hrs 32 mins Directed by Gore Verbinski Compare prices for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl merchandise (Used) NUMBERS : $305, 343, 252: $15, 540, 000 CONSENSUS May leave you exhausted like the theme park ride that inspired it; however, you'll have a good time when it's over
  • . SYNOPSIS Loosely inspired by the time-honored Disney theme-park ride, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL is a swashbuckling high-seas tale directed by Gore Verbinski
  • . The mortal cast members are also enjoyable...and indeed, Captain Jack will get you high tonight." --, " Pirates is Indiana Jones on the high seas, complete with serial B-movie concept, wall-to-wall action, and fantastic myths come true." --, "Yo ho, yo ho! A full refund for me!" --, "This is one of the few summer movies this year that actually feels like a summer movie." --, " Pirates of the Caribbean makes us appreciate the absurd joys of a sadly underused genre, and demonstrates that Walt Disney hasn't entirely forgotten how to show us a good time." --, "A pirate movie made with a pirate's sensibility for filmmaking." --, "From stem to stern this rousing adventure shines ship-shape and Bristol fashion." --, ""If a movie based on a ride can be this great, I can’t wait for Log Flume: The Movie or Motion Simulator WITH A VENGEANCE."" --, "This movie is a lot more entertaining than the Disney ride itself, and will perhaps stand the test of time -- and repeat viewings -- even more." --, "The movie is marvelously filmed with visual touches recalling fantasy specialists Terry Gilliam and Ray Harryhausen, among others." --, "I enjoyed Pirates of the Caribbean enough to recommend it but there are a couple of serious flaws with it that should be addressed." --, "A theme park ride has been successfully transferred to the screen." --, 65% Rating: Fresh Avg

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  • . Who'da thunk a Bruckheimer movie based on a theme-park attraction would be the movie to remind me of that? --MaryAnn Johanson 07.08.03 more below the ad..

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl The last time Disney decided to make a movie based upon a theme park ride yielded , a strange, strange movie

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  • . It simply sets the tone for this Disney theme-park inspired flick
  • . Pirate movies can be risky since they often are filled with clichés (treasures, princess', suave bad boys), but Gore Verbinski places innovative little twists (curse treasure, governor's daughter instead of princess, main character (Johnny Depp) not interested in female lead) and light sparks of comedy similar to the business model in The Princess Bride takes the pressure off the plot and let's the actors entertain box-office patrons
  • . With light sparks of comedy and extremely likable characters this film entertains audiences of all ages

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  • . Knightley you will recall as the best friend of the heroine in ", " where she had a sparkle altogether lacking here
  • . "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is "based on" the theme park ride at Disney World, which I have taken many times

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  • . is already talking of setting sail on a sequel to the theme park ride-inspired feature

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  • . This is a movie that raccoons will steal to weave into their nests, it's that ooh- ahh sparkly- shiny
  • . If, on the other hand, you consider the Broadway extravaganza nothing more than a theme- park ride for unsophisticated tourists who mistake spectacle for drama and want to see stuff blow up real good if they're gonna shell out $125 a pop, an insult to centuries- long theatrical traditions and poisoned, to boot, by music that's awful and repetitious but so insidiously, evilly catchy that you CANNOT GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD, EVER..
  • . Surely director Joel Schumacher (, ) didn't set out to make a theme- park movie..
  • . For me, "the power of the music of the night" is that it drives me out of my skull, but surely the people who like Precious Moments horror movies and theme- park theater want to hear these tunes -- I mean tune, singular: it's the same one over and over and over and over -- and their laughably obvious lyrics ("Open your mind / Let your fantasies unwind") performed by decent singers

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  • . The lure of their disposable dollars is the main engine driving theme-park productions such as the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" movies


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  • . Its high-spots — Jane Randolph pursued by some nameless, snarling Thing through a nocturnal Central Park, and threatened by a similarly insubstantial horror in an otherwise deserted basement swimming-pool — still carry a potent charge, but its total impression is distinctly tepid
  • . However, it does little damage, as the scene can still be interpreted as a subjective imagining on the part of the trapped hero and heroine.) The backgrounds are modern, normal, and unspectacular, unglossy studio reconstructions of New York’s offices, museums, Central Park Zoo, and environs
  • . Lewton found he could make use of a Central Park set from an Astaire/Rogers musical as well as an office workplace from the 1941 Jean Arthur film, The Devil and Miss Jones

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  • . After various shenanigans at the amusement park, Roscoe and Alice wind up at the beach where they must "hire" bathing suits, and this is where things turn a little strange
  • . This film serves as a historical record of the legendary amusement park in its prime, and it features several great shots that have turned up in various documentaries about the place
  • . The Coney Island of 1917 looks as clean and well maintained as the Disney theme parks today, and this too is poignant: I happened to visit Coney Island myself a couple of years ago, and I'm sorry to say it's not such a cheery place anymore

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  • . Steve Rhodes Review by 3 stars out of 4 Based on the unlikely source material of a Disney theme park attraction, "The Country Bears" is a sweetheart of a movie

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    The Country Bears (2002) Also known as : "Disney's The Country Bears" THE COUNTRY BEARS Christopher Walken Haley Joel Osment Rated 88 mins Directed by Peter Hastings Compare prices for The Country Bears merchandise (New) (Used) NUMBERS : $16, 892, 873 CONSENSUS Despite all the celebrities on hand, this spin-off from a theme park attraction still feels tired and hokey

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  • . This film sparked off many kids at the time to get BMX's, making the sport a craze of 80s
  • . [Thanks to Bryan] The park scene was filmed at Porter Ridge Park in Porter Ranch, CA
  • . Most of the playground equipment has been upgraded, although the original caterpiller and swings are still present (2003.) We all call it the "ET Park" at the north end of Reseda Blvd
  • . There is a park a few minutes from where the Halloween chase secenes were filmed

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  • . Waters (, ) Director Notes: (7/23/02) Although this is his first movie that doesn't feature Freddie Prinze, Jr., the movie that really stands out now in his three-film resume is 1997's, a mature dark comedy starring Parker Posey as a Jackie-Kennedy-wannabe with an incestuous obsession with her brother (I know..
  • . 7/23/02 - Disney is continuing to mine its licenses for material for new theatrically-released movies (ie, not "Wonderful World of Disney" made-for-TV stuff, which they've just about always done), and in addition to theme park attractions (, , , they're also fastly putting together remakes of old 1950s-1960s-1970s hits like, 'The Shaggy Dog' and 'Escape to Witch Mountain' (preview pages for those last two coming soon)

    Disney Stops Miramax From Releasing Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911"
  • . On Thursday, Moore said Disney barred the film's releasing because it might jeopardize tax incentives Disney receives for its Walt Disney theme park in Florida
  • . "Walt Disney World receives the farming break on 1, 600 acres of pasture, timber and nurseries where it grows plants for its theme parks, " according to the AP stories
  • . Disney keeps a buffer of undeveloped land around the park, but acknowledges some of this property will be developed

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  • . a Giant Gila Monster! Additional Links About the Webmaster & the Site In 1995, a friend and I went to the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park

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