Disney’s Tower of Terror (movie review)

Disneys-Tower-of-Terror-movie-reviewI betcha didn’t know there was a Tower of Terror movie based off the Disney’s Hollywood Studios/California Adventure attraction of nearly the same name.  (That’s The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror for the uninitiated.)  The attraction itself takes a simple idea and makes it great, but basing a movie off a Disney Attraction has never worked out as far as I can recall.  (I mean artistically, not financially!)    The only thing more shocking than the fact that this movie stars Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst (other than it exists, I guess) is my overall impression of the movie.  

It’s not terrible…  It’s fine.  It certainly won’t give you a bloody nose or an ulcer or anything like that if you watch the entire flick.


The Tower of Terror movie is a decent (if a bit obvious) little mystery.  It plods along at times, but for the most part, the directing and acting are fine even if the overall screenplay and dialogue could have used a few more drafts.  And look at young Kirsten Dunst – isn’t she cute?  Before Spider-Man got all over her… yeah, I prefer this Kirsten Dunst.  It’s fair to say that this sort of movie should be scary and it’s not – but then, it’s a movie for kids, so how scary could it be?  I”m sure there are kids out there who thought this was scary enough.

Anyway… yeah.  It’s fine  – a solid 5 out of 10 from something that has no business being better than a 3, but there we are.  You can watch the entire movie on YouTube if you dare.

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Posted on July 8, 2014, in Disneyland blog posts, movie review, walt disney world blog posts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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