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Class Action Park 2020 123movies

Class Action Park 2020 123movies

Aug. 22, 202090 Min.
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Watch: Class Action Park 2020 123movies, Full Movie Online – A documentary that focuses on a dangerously legendary water park and its slew of injuries and crimes along with child safety concerns..
Plot: Class Action Park explores the legend, legacy, and truth behind the 1980’s water park in Vernon, New Jersey that long ago entered the realm of myth. Known for its dangerous, unsupervised rides and lack of regulation, guests of Action Park expected to walk away with injuries and were lucky if they made it out alive. Shirking the trappings of nostalgia, the film uses investigative journalism, original animations, recordings, and interviews with the people who lived it to reveal the true story of Action Park.
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Gripping Documentary on America’s most Dangerous Water Park
From the late 1970s to the mid 1990s, entrepreneur Gene Mulvilhill ran his own water park in Vernon, New Jersey called “Action Park”. Often known as the most dangerous water park in North America, the park was known for its casualties as it was known for its bizarrely constructed rides. It was so controversial that it led to a documentary called “Class Action Park”, which details the history before the park was even opened, its runtime, and the aftermath. Described mostly from the people who either attended or worked at the park, this might be one of the more fascinating amusement park documentaries out there.

As this park was known for its recklessness, the documentary details how much the owners utilized that as a gimmick, from the insanely designed rides injuring attendees to even the employees joining in on the reckless behavior. All of this was because “uncle Gene” was fulfilling his dream of creating his own fun-filled utopia without any rules. Many of his frankly crooked schemes would include engineering rides that sometimes wouldn’t even make it past the testing phase, daring kids to ride these unsafe rides with money, and not even reporting on any action no matter how deadly. And yet, all this mayhem was what drove people to the park given how much freedom they had around the parks in the first place; everyone interviewed in the documentary has a story to last a lifetime. Probably the more fascinating stories come from the former employees, who were mostly dumb juvenile teenagers with little concern for morality and would spend their time drinking and partying more than anything. If that lifestyle doesn’t sum up teen life in the 80s, let alone in New Jersey, I don’t know what does.

In terms of filmmaking, a good chunk of the footage is older stock material of the park itself, which helps put into context just how crazy the park really was in terms of its lack of rules or unguaranteed safety. Considering a lot of the attendees were the youth or young adults, one could almost cringe at the sight of these people going around these parks despite not caring for their overall safety. In addition, some of the more painful slapstick moments are shown in animated form, which only adds to how cartoony a lot of the antics behind this park really were. In a way, the documentary is both a recap of the general events that went on in the park’s runtime, and an 80s teen movie meets a gritty horror movie. Two of the interviewees who went to the park, comedian Chris Gethard and actress Alison Becker, even pointed out how much the Jersey-bravado motivated the people wanting to get hurt for fun on the ludicrous rides. But even then, they got to enjoy the rides in hindsight, compared to people who actually died at the park, which would become the park’s ultimate downfall.

So in the end, not only is Class Action Park an intriguing documentary that showcases the fascination nostalgia can bring back to an adult, but it’s also a reminder of how what you once thought was fun was really more of a miracle you even survived such a wacky ordeal. It’s ok if some things are just left as a memory, because there’s no way you’d want to revisit near death anytime soon. If you’re still on board to check this documentary out, it’s on HBO Max just waiting for you. It may make you cringe, it may make you feel unsettled, but it will never stop shocking you, like the park did to people for 18 long years.

Review By: elicopperman
Informative yet editorially deaftone
The final 30 seconds left a highly insensitive tone lingering taste in my mouth that both me and my wife felt. The choice to have a narrator speaking in the way chosen while the family is visiting their sons grave coupled with the filmers decision to use drones in close proximity just to get a fade away scene was just plain foul and deaf tone on multiple levels that in many ways detracted and negated the entire purpose of the film entirely.

Otherwise, it was a pretty informative documentary into a despicable business model.

Review By: FrostCzar

Other Information:

Original Title Class Action Park
Release Date 2020-08-22
Release Year 2020

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Crime
Director Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott III
Writer Chris Charles Scott III, Seth Porges
Actors John Hodgman, Faith Anderson, Alison Becker
Country N/A
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Camera N/A
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

Class Action Park 2020 123movies
Class Action Park 2020 123movies
Original title Class Action Park
TMDb Rating 6.644 94 votes

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