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The happiest place on Earth!
In Escape from Tomorrow, watch Disney’s theme parks turn into a psychedelic nightmare. The action supposedly takes place in Florida, but most of this movie was actually shot at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company, who own and operate the parks. For this reason, the editing was probably quite the challenge and the end result is immaculate.
Ten minutes in, you’ve see all you need to see to either give up or follow through. This is one of these films, for obvious reasons, that would be better in color. Randy Moore, writer and director, probably chose black and white because it makes compositing effects easier to work with. Some of the scenes are shot and scored as if they were from a 1950’s movie.
This little movie may not look like much, at first glance, but there is more than meets the eye. There’s a tongue-in-cheek humor that makes us take sides with a father who, all things considered, doesn’t deserve our sympathy. Some viewers will have an insurmountable issue with the story, because it deals with pedophilia and ephebophilia, and because it somehow barely condemns it.