Class Action Park

2020

Documentary

115
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7 10 489

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September 11, 2020

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Donald Trump as Self
Ronald Reagan as Soldier
Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse
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818.66 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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1.64 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by historyfilms 3 / 10 / 10

Surface-level documentary, somewhat disrespectful at times

I was expecting a deep-dive, but instead it was mostly people retelling stories of the dangers of the park in almost comedic / laughable way. The filmmakers interviewed the family of a young man who died in the park (one of five people to die there). That segment was gripping... but that was it. At the end of the film, everyone is reminiscing about the park with a sense of nostalgia while the filmmakers show the parents of the boy who died putting flowers on his grave. It was very strange and, I thought, pretty disrespectful to the family and memory of that young man.

Reviewed by HorrorJunkie95 8 / 10 / 10

Unnecessary perspective and subpar execution.

The synopsis was incredibly misleading and the information provided hardly qualifies this film as a documentary. I can think of multiple hour long YouTube series that dive into the history of Action Park in a more thorough and entertaining way. This was a waste of time.

Reviewed by betyouaint 8 / 10 / 10

A nostalgic trip back to a time when greater danger meant greater fun

Back in 1990, I was taking a bunch of summer camp kids on a day trip to Action Park. Being from the UK, I'd never heard of the place or even the concept of a waterpark. It didn't take me long to discover that Action Park was possibly the greatest amusement park on the planet. I was so in love with it that at the end of summer camp, I drove back down there and landed a job as a lifeguard, which by all accounts wasn't a difficult feat. So, yes, this documentary was an immense nostalgia trip for me and when I heard rumors and later saw early previews, I became incredibly excited for the release. My only fear was that it would disappoint and fall flat, as these things so often do after you've built them up in your mind and romanticized the memories. Fortunately, my fears were completely unfounded. This documentary absolutely nails it, from the content to the commentary, from the crazy risk of the rides to the ultimate reward of immeasureable fun. Chris Gethard provides a fun, familiar and accurate historical narrative blended with contemporary perspective, which asks in hindsight, how this was allowed to go on for so long!? Other talking heads with first hand experience enrich the story with extraordinary tales of their own. And there's plenty of archive video footage to send you right back to the 80s and 90s. If you weren't "lucky" enough to be embedded in this wacky world, you'd be forgiven for thinking a pinch of salt is required when listening to some of the anecdotes but from my own time working at the resort over the course of several seasons, I can testify to the complete credibility of the Action Park story as presented here. Working on the Tarzan swing, I'd need to rescue ten or more kids a day who despite the warnings, "the water is ice cold... if you're not an excellent swimmer, do not attempt this ride", would happily risk death and launch themselves into the abyss. Then there were the others who were too scared to let go and would swing back into the platform. My favorite quote that sums up the entire film is "this was the last decade of unsupervised fun for kids". Sure, we live in a safer world but at what cost?

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