Friday, May 19, 2023

Disney's Second Haunted Mansion Movie

In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures released Haunted Mansion, a movie based on their theme park ride, starring Eddie Murphy. It was released just a few months after the mega-hit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, also based on a Disney theme park ride. While Haunted Mansion made money, it did not live up to expectations, either financially or by the reaction from audiences and critics. So Disney just waited twenty years, and is doing it again. Well, to be honest, they didn't wait that long. This movie has been in development for more than a decade.  Let's hope they get it right this time. The new movie Haunted Mansion seems to be straight up scary in its supernatural scenes, while putting all the comedy into the normal humans' interactions with each other. As far as we can tell, it's more in line with the theme park ride than the 2003 film. We shall see when it opens on July 28. (via Boing Boing)

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