Recommendation: A straight down the middle documentary, Class Action Park is a fine viewing experience, documenting of what growing up in the 1980s was like, if distilled into a no-rules theme park in New Jersey. 6/10.
IMDB Synopsis: A documentary that focuses on a dangerously legendary water park and its slew of injuries and crimes along with child safety concerns.
Class Action Park is a story that documents the inception, heyday, and downfall of Action Park, a raucous theme park in 1980s and ’90s New Jersey. With firsthand accounts from former employees, parkgoers including the now famous Chris Gethard and Alison Becker, the documentary details the entirety of the park’s existence. From Wall Street founder to no-holds-barred existence, and eventual shutdown, Class Action Park is like watching a documentary on a consumer-level Jackass-experience.
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Directors: Seth Porges & Chris Charles Scott III
Studio: HBO Films // Release date: August 27, 2020