The Disney Skyliner gondola is a brand new form of transportation for the Walt Disney World Resort. The Skyliner gondolas take up to 10 guests per cabin high above the Disney property on an expedited trip to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and some nearby resorts.[Read more…]
IT Chapter 2 is the fulfilling finale to one of the greatest horror stories of this generation. This clown teaches a better life lesson than most family stories in this epic tale of self-discovery and letting go of the pains of the past. This spoiler free review will talk about the overarching feeling of the film without going into details.
Pennywise is back, 27 years later, hungry for more with the infamous kids of Derry. This 2 hour and 49 minute film uses its lengthy runtime to provide a complete story that honestly has more teaching moments than one would ever expect from a film in the horror genre. After nearly 30 years the Losers Club is called back to Derry as Pennywise begins to terrorize the town again. Through personal struggles, fights, anxiety-filled moments and group bonding this group learns what it takes to fight their fears.
If you were a fan of IT Chapter 1 you will also love this film. The two are extremely similar in horror and humor alike. In fact, the films and the actors within felt made for each other. Each character is represented as their younger and grown-up self with their actor’s portrayal being spot-on. The looks and mannerisms of the characters stand true, but in case you miss it the film does a great job of bringing it all back to the original film.
In fact, the film actually showcases the younger actors way more than expected with tie-ins that actually build upon the original film. This is part of the reason I felt that the message of this film was stronger than the scares. But, don’t get me wrong, this film has plenty of fingernail-biting anxiety-driven scares in it too.
While IT Chapter 2 does features jump scares, (what horror film doesn’t) it doesn’t rely on them to provide the fear. So much of the fear comes from the imagery that is simply just scary to look at. While computer-based special effects needed to be used to create much of the horror in the film, it is done very well. In fact, the horror element lies in the genuine believability of the action.
The story that hides behind the fear is actually the main reason I suggest seeing this film. After the first installment I wanted to learn more about these characters and what other fears they could face. This film did just that while touching on modern struggles like suicide, homophobia, bullying, anxiety, self-worth and more.
Before seeing the film I kept seeing positive reviews about Bill Hader who plays Richie Tozier when he is grown up. After seeing the film I could not agree more. While the entire cast stuck whole-heartedly to their character, Bill Hader brought so much to Richie and the film as a whole. He easily had the funniest moments in the film and brought a new level of life and realism to Richie.
Overall I would say that IT Chapter 1 was the scarier film, but it did not have the same level of completeness that Chapter 2 had. Chapter 2 brought together scares, real-life struggles, hilarious moments and a strong finale for this two-part horror story.
IT Chapter 2 premieres this Friday, September 6th. It is rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.
The newest Disney On Ice show, Road Trip Adventures, officially begins its tour September 6 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. This new show will feature characters from Toy Story 4, the live action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King, Moana, Frozen and for the first time ever, Mary Poppins Returns!
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures also offers never before done acts and guest moments. Four aerial artists will take to the sky in death-defying acts hanging over the ice. Guests will also be taken on the ice in the Magic Mobile as it is driven by Mickey Mouse and friends. By the end of the show there will have been more guests on the ice than performers.
Premiering in Orlando on Friday, September 6, 2019, the 2-year, 60-city tour includes stops at major arenas in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York City in 2019, followed by Boston, Chicago and Dallas in 2020.
Through magical storytelling and shared live experiences, families and friends will journey together alongside their show tour guides as their memories are captured to form a scrapbook of adventures on video screens integrated into the set. My person review is that this scrapbook idea is a genius way to allow the tech teams to setup the next act without having dead periods in the show. Each new story seamlessly came out with the use of the moving screens that are their own version of a curtain. For a two hour show the action never seemed to stop.
Tickets are available now at Disney On Ice! Check out a previous episode of Attractions The Show to see how these performers train for six weeks to get into shape for a two hour ice performance.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has already opened in Disneyland California, but soon guests will be exploring its duplicate counterpart in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. With official cast member previews beginning Thursday, let’s take a look at what’s left to finish. This photo report is made possible by shots provided by our contributor, @bioreconstruct on Twitter.[Read more…]
American burger fare is being replaced with smokey barbecue flavors at The American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue will take over the Liberty Inn as a new fast-casual barbecue joint later this year.[Read more…]
We are less than a month away from the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the most ambitious park expansion in Disney Parks history. With a grand opening date of May 31 in Disneyland California and August 29th at Walt Disney World, we have entered the endgame of construction for this highly anticipated land.
Thanks to aerial shots by @Bioreconstruct on Twitter, in-park photos by Disney/ABC News 7 and recent news by Blooloop/Brady MacDonald we have compiled an updated look at what to expect from this land, from AT-AT walkers to a Smuggler’s Run on the Millennium Falcon. These shots, unless otherwise noted, are taken at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.[Read more…]