Started by Anthony, October 13, 2010, 10:42:53 PM
Quote from: "Anthony"Did the thought of a "Superhero Park" or Marvel-themed attractions fill you with dread, or just plain indifference?
QuoteSame here. But maybe we shouldn't ignore what these comic books could bring to a park, like Walt Disney Studios. Some of them actually have really rather interesting settings - you don't have to have something like the kitsch-fest of Marvel Superhero Island at Islands of Adventure Orlando.If the film is a hit, wouldn't this be a far more interesting way to do something like Florida's "Streets of America" film sets in Walt Disney Studios? Over there they're just generic and empty, left without much character or period-setting so that they could be used for any production, from the days they were intended as actual backlots, but imagine walking down a period 1940s Lower East Side street like this, somewhere between Hollywood Boulevard and Backlot, beyond the existing Tram Tour. The grimy red bricks and gritty sidewalks would be the perfect companion and contrast to the sunny colours of Hollywood Boulevard and the Captain America theme wouldn't be overt whatsoever, in fact it could even just be a single attraction, shop, restaurant within this amazing environment.Hey, maybe the Gangster Shootout dark ride could even be reborn, with a less murderous superhero theme? ...
Quote from: "pussinboots"The problem is that if Disney were to take on this new challenge, they would need to remember who they are. Which sounds very much like something a lion-shaped cloud would say, but I mean that they would need to go back to creating layered, interesting worlds in which characters play only minor roles.
Quote from: "Riebi"I think that´s a very interesting point now. Sometimes I think Disney is at the moment that full with characters they bought (and want to make to money) or created some years ago that they don´t see anymore the simply fact why they made it to this big company: Disney should be a storyteller with a proper stage. Not a "charactersteller". Sometimes it´s better to go two steps back. You will have a better look.
QuoteFor the concept: It would be great to have diffrent sets at WDS. I don´t think it´s necessary to took the movie set/filming studios idea completly apart. They have to change it. WDS looked like a real working studio in 2002. Cause I worked in this business I know that a real working studio isn´t a really magical or beautiful place. It´s something practical where you have "to work" A Disney working studio should be more. It should be magical. Change backlot to a real magical backlot with more theme (why not the industrial design of backlot express, maybe a garage where the stunt show building is, an outstanding music studio named "Tour de Force" instead of this tacky halls). Let´s create a real hollywood bvd. Why not going from the real working studio (Studio 1 with much more props and more realistic sets) to the bvd. of dream while you step out the door?Why not create a big lake behind it with an airplane (entrance to soarin) or an asian harbour (like in POTC)? Why not old new york streets leading to this harbour?
Quote from: "pussinboots"Second, if this neighborhood is anything to go by, Manchester has preserved even more of its 19th-century-ness than I had imagined. Which I love.
Quote from: "pussinboots"Well, first of all, they probably needn't bother with words like "backlot" or "set" anymore. That ship has sailed. Second, forget about the Captain America movie. The world will, soon enough. The general theme however, that's timeless.
Quote from: "pussinboots"I had the same idea. If they could just erect a big gate at the end of the current Hollywood Boulevard and at the beginning of the extended boulevard saying "You are now leaving the studio premises" or something similar, their big thematic conundrum would be solved. And tadah, you enter the real Hollywood of the 1940s, paving the way for other lands that aren't supposed to be film sets. It might even make it more okay for the current "studio lots" to be a bit dull in contrast.