I cannot believe I did not think to put The Nightmare Before Christmas on my first version of the 30 before 30 list! As I near the end of the project I have a growing list titled ‘new things’ to try after I’ve finished the official 30 before 30. And to think, I was having trouble thinking of 30 things when I started.
I’ve been on The Nightmare Before Christmas version of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, and that was where most of what I knew about the story came from. The music was my favorite part, and I’m always in awe at stop motion, the sheer time and work that has to go into making these kind of movies. I really enjoyed this one. I now want to rewatch Corpse Bride and see which one I like better.
Each year I make a list of the movies I want to see in theatres. For the most part I hope for the best and won’t be too disappointed in a movie isn’t spectacular. But every once in a while there is a movie that comes along that each time I see the trailer I hope ‘please be good, please be good, please be good.’ Tomorrowland was one of those movies.
Unfortunately, the fairest review of this story that is loosely (very loosely) based on the land at Disneyland is that it is botched potential. It is a joy to look at and it is well acted, it made me laugh more than once, and it doesn’t really have a point. I do believe there is a plot in there, but for the most part nothing is explained. And not in a good way, in a ‘wait? But why was the machine created in the first place?’ way.
Official review at GQKidz here.
Oh! And we got free pins from Regal. Which really? Made going on opening day to worth it.