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So I figure, since I’m on a ride website, why not offer up a bad movie and see what kind of ride someone could make out of it.
Today I’m offering up the film Hudson Hawk. This was a movie written by Bruce Willis, right after Die Hard and his TV Show Moonlighting, where he plays a thief that has a to fight off rich playboys, the Vatican, CIA heavies named after candy bars, and traps set by Leondardo Da Vinci in order to save mankind from crazy alchemists and get a decent cappuccino.
According to the Wikipedia entry found here:
“The live action film makes heavy use of cartoon-style slapstick, including sound effects, which enhances the movie’s signature surreal humour. The plot combines material based on conspiracy theories, secret societies, and historic mysteries, as well as outlandish “clockpunk” technology à la Coburn’s Our Man Flint movies of the 1960s.
“A recurring plot device in the film has Hudson and his partner Tommy “Five-Tone” (Aiello) singing songs concurrently but separately, to time and synchronize their exploits. Willis-Aiello duets of Bing Crosby’s Swinging on a Star and Paul Anka’s Side by Side feature on the movie’s soundtrack.”
While I liked this movie, it was pretty bad, but I thought it had an interesting theme to play off of. I’m curious what you all would come up with for a themed attraction for this film.
This would make a fantastic ride similar to the latest Indiana Jones ride @ Disneyland.
Title: Leonardo’s Last Ride
Objective: assist Tommy and Hudson to find the hidden nuclear submarine designed by Leonardo Da Vinci before evil Professor Von Plonk can take it to sea and attack
Line/pre-ride: Guests would wander through a dark castle dungeon peering into workshops and treasure rooms with clockwork/steampunk contraptions mixed with exotic sculptures, armour etc that the Von Plonk family has stolen over the centuries.
Boarding: Tommy instructs passengers to board the underground railcars to meet Hudson at the submarine with the assistance of “his guys” (dressed as good guy “henchmen”). He says we have only one “song choice here” to get there so he starts singing.
Ride: a very damp railcar ride that “intersects” with Hudson as he flies through the tunnels chasing the escaping Von Plonk. As we see Hudson he is singing the same song in time with Tommy.
End: The railcars “fly” off the end of the tracks at the end of the song into the water preventing the submarine leaving. Von Plonk is “arrested” as the railcars “float” out through the tunnel mouth to the unloading zone where police officers assist everyone to clear the area.
Hey that was kinda fun for 15 minutes. Thanks, I hope it is the kind of thing you are looking for.