The Haunted Mansion

Rated 2.0 Disneyland’s renowned attraction is re-imagined by Oscar-winning set designer John Myhre (Chicago) in spooky Southern Gothic grandeur with some familiar ghosts intact. The story about a workaholic real-estate agent (Eddie Murphy) who wants so badly to list the property that he disrupts his family’s weekend vacation and puts them all in jeopardy is a thin excuse to watch statue faces sing and musical instruments dance in the air. Murphy continues to wallow in feeble, mainstream works—this time, as the material-minded daddy who is about to learn lessons in domestic responsibility as his brood is stoically welcomed into the home of a mysterious New Orleans estate owner by a creepy butler named Ramsey (Terence Stamp). The Disneyland ride is much more fun and less time-devouring.