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We Are Here to Change the World: The Return of Captain EO

Captain EO

Yesterday after work I went with Phil and Janelle over to Disneyland to catch an opening day performance of the newly re-opened Captain EO. I was 6 years old when the 3D movie made its debut in Tomorrowland so there was a huge amount of nostalgia for me. I was a little worried it wouldn't be as great as I thought it would be but my fears quickly dissipated once the movie started and the audience started cheering.

Captain EO sign

For those not familiar with the movie, it is a 17 minute 3D movie starring Michael Jackson and Anjelica Huston that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and executive produced by George Lucas. And not crappy George Lucas either. This was fresh off of Return of the Jedi George Lucas. Michale stars as Captain EO, a captain of a ship of a misfit crew of creatures sent to deliver a message to a seemingly hostile planet. For fans of MJ, it's a must see. Concerned fans of the attraction will be happy to know that the film has not been altered in any way. Some of the physical effects (lasers, etc.) have been removed but many new effects have been added. I really enjoyed it and definitely plan on going several times while I have the chance as it is supposedly a limited engagement.

posted by | 02/24/10| 09:33:09 am| Movies, Disneyland|

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