Disney Develops "Avatar" Theme Park Attractions
Disney announced plans today to develop numerous theme park attractions inspired by James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar.
I know, I don't get it either.
Check out details after the jump, then read on as I list the Top Five Overrated Movies That Disney Could Adapt Into Overrated Attractions. Dig it!
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Disney has licensed the exclusive global rights to Avatar, and that James Cameron himself will have a hand in developing the attractions. The first attraction will be located in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The attraction will reportedly allow visitors to "enter the Avatar universe and explore it first hand."
With Cameron's two upcoming Avatar sequels planned for release around Christmas 2014 and 2015, it would appear as if Disney hopes to unveil the new attractions around the same time.
Now, with all of that news out of the way, let me offer a commentary: Barf.
I've admittedly only seen about five minutes of Avatar while flipping through channels--and I know I'm probably one of only fourteen people on Earth who haven't seen it in its entirety--but I really don't understand the infatuation. From what little I've seen, it doesn't look that much more impressive than that shitty Final Fantasy movie they released back in 2001.
Anyway, I've gone ahead and listed the Top Five Overrated Movies That Disney Could Adapt Into Overrated Attractions. Hopefully none of these will ever come true. Fingers crossed.
5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
4. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial