Sunday, August 22, 2010
Narcosleepy and myself were fortunate enough to be able to spend last week in Florida at Walt Disney World. An inclusion to any perfect vacation would be film. While at Epcot, Narco and myself decided to give Captain EO (1986) a try. Following a popular return to Disneyland, EO has only recently returned to Disney World. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas, this is considered the first "4-D" film, as it combined a 3-D film with in house theater effects.
The plot of the film is simple. Captain EO, played by Michael Jackson,and his misfit group of crew members are on a mission to deliver a gift to the wicked alien queen, The Supreme Leader, played by Angelica Huston. When, the crew arrives on the planet,they are captured and sentenced to be tortured. EO tells the queen he can unlock her hidden beauty, brings her the gift of song to unlock, and the queen turns in to the beautiful Huston.
This is a fun 17 minute film that is definitely not something to be taken seriously and is Spaceballs-esque in many ways. In addition to the enjoyable 3-D and 4-D effects, this film also has the inclusion of some great dance moves and some great songs performed by Michael Jackson-"Another Part of Me," and "We Are Here to Change the World." If you have the opportunity to see the film, it is a must!