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This thread in Image Pickin' wonders if this is Too Rare to Trope. Some points to note:
The page itself has five examples. The page is short enough that I can dump the current (format-escaped) contents here:
[[caption-width-right:330:Before Creator/JohnnyDepp trolled the seas in ''Pirates of the Carribean'', this made it to viewers' TV screens.]]
In most cases, a franchise gets so popular that a theme park ride would be made to cash in on the success of it. An inversion of it, albeit less common, would be to do a work based on a wildly-popular ride or attraction, either to expound or flesh out the backstory created for the original ride it was based on, or just to give additional material for fans to have a sort of "thrill ride" at home or in a theatre.
Depending on the film and/or how the adaptation was produced, it could be met with critical acclaim, or be [[VideoGameMoviesSuck just as panned as a typical video game movie]].
* ''Film/TowerOfTerror'' is perhaps the Trope Maker and something of a seminal example, as the producers considered this MadeForTVMovie a test to see if film adaptations of rides would be be a hit amongst audiences. A feature film remake of ''Tower of Terror'' is reported to be in the works. The TV film can be considered to be either a SerialNumbersFiledOff or DivorcedInstallment based off of the original attraction as there are no direct references to [[Franchise/TheTwilightZone The Twilight Zone]] in the film. Only the mythos of the ride is included.
* The first theatrically-released Disney example is ''Film/MissionToMars'', though the ride of that name closed many years before the movie was made.
* ''Mission to Mars'' would later be followed by the 2002 musical ''Film/TheCountryBears'', and like the film before it, ''Country Bears'' was released to generally negative reviews.
* Perhaps the best-known of all ride-to-film adaptations is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', and it is considered to be a SleeperHit given its unexpected success in the box office.
* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks ride ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'' was used as the basis for the film ''Film/TheHauntedMansion''.
I vote to cut.
Edited by Brainulator9 on Jun 27th 2019 at 3:06:09 PM
I'm inclined to a cut, too.
Cut. Too Rare to Trope.
Edited by bitemytail on Jun 27th 2019 at 1:07:53 AM
This seems like a stock adaption trope until you consider the context of the parameters. Disney is really the only company to put the amount of showmanship into their theme park attractions necessary to make them ripe for movie adaptation, and even then they've only done so a handful of times. Besides, nowadays they'd rather just make attractions based off of already successful movie franchises instead of the other way around.
Cut. It's Too Rare to Trope.
Too rare to trope.
I'm inclined to support a cut for a different reason; I don't think "one medium adapted into second medium" creates a good trope to begin with. I prefer the "adapted into this medium" format instead. I think Formats and Media Adaptation Tropes should have a page for Live-Action Film Adaptations, covering works adapted from comics, literature, live-action television shows, theme park rides, video games, tabletop games, plays, and animated television shows. The examples from this trope should be moved over to that trope.
Edited by crazysamaritan on Jun 27th 2019 at 10:40:03 AM
Send it to the TLP and see if we can make it more tropeworthy.
Do we have a trope for The Film Of The X? I think this is what most people think The Movie is, although that trope has a stricter definition.
That supertrope is a good idea if it doesn't exist yet.
Cut I guess, but maybe we should start a draft for the supertrope.
Made a crowner since this thread's a month old and there's been some consensus for a cut, but it's too low. I went with Page Action instead of Single Proposition in case any other ideas come up.
15 yeas and no nays. Is it safe to call, or is it too soon? The crowner was made on July 27 according to the timestamp, despite being hooked more recently.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Aug 1st 2019 at 10:25:24 AM
Definitely safe to call. Let's get to the wick cleaning.
Only 5 wicks, though, so should be quick.
Edited by Berrenta on Aug 1st 2019 at 11:19:32 AM
Wicks done; only one remaining is a sandbox for a project thread.
Cutting and closing.
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