Escape From Tomorrow

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Escape From Tomorrow

I'd heard some very negative reviews about Randy Moore's film Escape from Tomorrow, but I couldn't resist checking it out when it was playing at the college film series five minutes from my house.

The positives for me were seeing the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disneyland in black-and-white and looking amazing. Some of the on-ride footage was also a lot of fun. That's about it for the positives.

This movie is pretty much a mess and wastes a great opportunity in my opinion.

I wrote a blog post about it if you're interested. It's at this link.

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dheaton wrote:
I'd heard some very negative reviews about Randy Moore's film Escape from Tomorrow, but I couldn't resist checking it out when it was playing at the college film series five minutes from my house.

The positives for me were seeing the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disneyland in black-and-white and looking amazing. Some of the on-ride footage was also a lot of fun. That's about it for the positives.

This movie is pretty much a mess and wastes a great opportunity in my opinion.

I wrote a blog post about it if you're interested. It's at this link.

As a note of explanation to confirm I'm not submitting spam, the blog is totally for fun and not a money-making venture. It's just a place where I write about different things that interest me.

Good read! I pretty much expected it to be bad. I imagine it would be hard for any filmmaker to invest extensive time, money, and energy into a film that would most likely be shut down by Disney's legal team. Im sure he didn't expect his film to see the light of day, but perhaps he could craft a name for himself by doing something no one else had attempted to do. He certainly accomplished that, but I'm sure he didn't develop his story much, and the casting looked weak as well. I am curious what his overall budget was for this project.

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carlsbaddrew wrote:

Good read! I pretty much expected it to be bad. I imagine it would be hard for any filmmaker to invest extensive time, money, and energy into a film that would most likely be shut down by Disney's legal team. Im sure he didn't expect his film to see the light of day, but perhaps he could craft a name for himself by doing something no one else had attempted to do. He certainly accomplished that, but I'm sure he didn't develop his story much, and the casting looked weak as well. I am curious what his overall budget was for this project.

Thanks! I'm guessing the budget had to be pretty low, though they did need to spend a decent amount of time in the parks to rehearse and get all the footage. I can forgive the continuity errors and weird switches from FL to CA because of those limitations. The problem was that the story was really messy.

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Whatever point he was trying to make was lost in the haphazard story line. It definitely held my attention--only because I expected that all of the insanity would eventually resolve, which it never did. From an artistic standpoint, you're absolutely right--there were some brilliant black & white shots of the park, but beyond that, it was just one big old mess.

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